Quality of life in dysphonic patients.

  title={Quality of life in dysphonic patients.},
  author={Sylvia Krischke and Susan Weigelt and U. S. A. H. Ulrich Hoppe and Volker K{\"o}llner and Michael Klotz and Ulrich Eysholdt and Frank Rosanowski},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  volume={19 1},
Voice disorders can affect social life. Dysphonic patients report symptoms of psychological distress as a direct consequence of their dysphonia. It is assumed that their health-related quality of life (HRQL) is reduced. The purpose of this study was to find out whether changes of HRQL depend on the kind of voice disorder (organic or functional) and on the sex of the person affected. A total of 108 adult patients took part in the study, and patients with malignancies were excluded. Test persons… CONTINUE READING

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