Speech rate and rhythm in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Speech rate and rhythm in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Sabine Skodda and Uwe Schlegel},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={23 7},
Articulatory rate and pause time in a standardized reading task in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in correlation to disease duration and severity as compared to healthy controls were analyzed. In 121 PD patients and 70 healthy controls, an acoustical analysis was performed on the first and last sentence of a standardized 170-syllabic text, using a commercial audio software. Articulatory rate and speech to pause ratios were calculated by measuring the length of each syllable and each pause… CONTINUE READING

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