Validation of a pediatric voice quality-of-life instrument: the pediatric voice outcome survey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To validate a parent proxy instrument to study the voice-related quality of life (VR-QOL) for the pediatric population. METHODS The voice outcome survey (VOS) was administered to 108 caregivers of children aged 2 to 18 years, who either had a tracheotomy or had achieved surgical decannulation. The VOS was altered so that each item was addressed… (More)

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