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Laryngoscope. 2008 Sep;118(9):1705-8. doi: 10.1097/MLG.0b013e31817aec83.

Treatment responsiveness of the Singing Voice Handicap Index.

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  • 1Duke Voice Center, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. seth.cohen@duke.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS:

To examine the responsiveness of the previously validated Singing Voice Handicap Index (SVHI) to treatment related changes in patients' singing voice.

STUDY DESIGN:

Prospective.

METHODS:

Thirty singing patients at a tertiary voice clinic prospectively completed the Voice Handicap Index and SVHI at their initial presentation, pretreatment, and posttreatment.

RESULTS:

Patients had lower SVHI scores posttherapy compared with the initial SVHI scores (P <or= .001, paired t-test). The change in SVHI scores from initial to posttreatment evaluation was greater than the change from initial to pretreatment evaluation (P < .001, paired t-test). The Spearman correlation of the Voice Handicap Index difference with the SVHI difference before and after treatment was 0.71 (P < .001).

CONCLUSION:

The SVHI measures changes in patients' singing vocal health status resulting from treatment and the change correlates with that of other validated instruments.

PMID:
18677273
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