Vocal hygiene education, voice production therapy, and the role of patient adherence: a treatment effectiveness study in women with phonotrauma.

@article{Behrman2008VocalHE,
  title={Vocal hygiene education, voice production therapy, and the role of patient adherence: a treatment effectiveness study in women with phonotrauma.},
  author={Alison Behrman and John D. Rutledge and Amanda Hembree and Sarah Sheridan},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={350-66}
}
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, bilateral phonotraumatic vocal fold lesions and the role of adherence in that perception. METHOD Sixty-two women were randomly assigned to 6 weeks of VP (n = 31) or VHE (n = 31), followed by 4 weeks of self-study. The primary outcome measure was the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) score, assessed at baseline, post… CONTINUE READING

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