Speech impairment in a large sample of patients with Parkinson's disease.

  title={Speech impairment in a large sample of patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Aileen K. Ho and Robert Iansek and Caterina Marigliani and John L. Bradshaw and Sandra Gates},
  journal={Behavioural neurology},
  volume={11 3},
This study classified speech impairment in 200 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) into five levels of overall severity and described the corresponding type (voice, articulation, fluency) and extent (rated on a five-point scale) of impairment for each level. From two-minute conversational speech samples, parameters of voice, fluency and articulation were assessed by two trained-raters. Voice was found to be the leading deficit, most frequently affected and impaired to a greater extent than… CONTINUE READING

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