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Common practices of voice therapists in the evaluation of patients.
  • A. Behrman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice…
  • 1 September 2005
This study surveys voice therapists regarding common diagnostic practices in patients referred for therapy with the diagnosis of muscle tension dysphonia (broadly defined as the "hyperfunctional"Expand
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Speech and Voice Science
1597564818, 9781597564816 483 pages 2013 Speech and Voice Science Alison Behrman Plural Publishing, 2013 Intended for the basic course in speech and voice science in communication disordersExpand
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Quantitative Analysis of Videostroboscopic Images in Presbylarynges
Objective/Hypothesis Age‐related dysphonia, or presbylarynges, is often identified as the cause of voice disorders in older individuals. It is a diagnosis of exclusion that typically includes theExpand
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Factors Predicting Patient Perception of Dysphonia Caused by Benign Vocal Fold Lesions
Objectives/Hypothesis: To assess factors that may be predictive of patient perception of dysphonia severity, as quantified by the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) score. We hypothesize that 1) level ofExpand
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Anterior-posterior and medial compression of the supraglottis: signs of nonorganic dysphonia or normal postures?
Two vocal tract postures commonly identified as hallmarks of nonorganic dysphonia are anterior-posterior and medial compression of the supraglottis. However, insufficient data exist to support theirExpand
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The Effect of Upper Airway Surgery on Voice
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to assess patient perception and acoustic characteristics of voice before and after upper airway surgery. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We conducted a prospective assessment of 44Expand
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Management of Benign Vocal Fold Lesions: A Survey of Current Opinion and Practice
Empirical data are often not available to guide clinical practices in the treatment of benign mucosal lesions of the vocal folds. The purpose of this report is to describe opinions and practices inExpand
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Vocal hygiene education, voice production therapy, and the role of patient adherence: a treatment effectiveness study in women with phonotrauma.
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of vocal hygiene education (VHE) and voice production therapy (VP) in altering patient perception of vocal handicap in adult women with benign, bilateralExpand
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Facilitating behavioral change in voice therapy: the relevance of motivational interviewing.
  • A. Behrman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of speech-language pathology
  • 1 August 2006
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to present an exploration of some of the issues surrounding adherence to vocal behavioral change in voice therapy within the context of MotivationalExpand
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Meaningful features of voice range profiles from patients with organic vocal fold pathology: a preliminary study.
This preliminary study identifies features that have the potential to be meaningful descriptors of voice range profiles (VRPs) for 15 patients with organic vocal fold pathologies before and afterExpand
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