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Voice- and swallow-related quality of life in idiopathic Parkinson's disease

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Show simple item record van Hooren, M. R. Baijens, L. W. Vos, R. Pilz, W. Kuijpers, L. M. Kremer, B. Michou, E. 2016-05-18T08:06:08Z 2016-05-18T08:06:08Z 2016
dc.identifier.issn 0023-852X
dc.identifier.other ITG-C5B
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dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study explores whether changes in voice- and swallow-related QoL are associated with progression of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). Furthermore, it examines the relationship between patients' perception of both voice and swallowing disorders in IPD. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study, quality of life (QoL). METHODS: One-hundred mentally competent IPD patients with voice and swallowing complaints were asked to answer four QoL questionnaires (Voice Handicap Index, MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory, Visual Analog Scale [VAS] voice, and Dysphagia Severity Scale [DSS]). Differences in means for the QoL questionnaires and their subscales within Hoehn and Yahr stage groups were calculated using one-way analysis of variance. The relationship between voice- and swallow-related QoL questionnaires was determined with the Spearman correlation coefficient. RESULTS: Scores on both voice and swallow questionnaires suggest an overall decrease in QoL with progression of IPD. A plateau in QoL for VAS voice and the DSS was seen in the early Hoehn and Yahr stages. Finally, scores on voice-related QoL questionnaires were significantly correlated with swallow-related QoL outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Voice- and swallow-related QoL decreases with progression of IPD. A significant association was found between voice- and swallow-related QoL questionnaires. Healthcare professionals can benefit from voice- and swallow-related QoL questionnaires in a multidimensional voice- or swallow-assessment protocol. The patient's perception of his/her voice and swallowing disorders and its impact on QoL in IPD should not be disregarded. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 2b Laryngoscope, 126:408-414, 2016. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Noncommunicable diseases en_US
dc.subject Neurology en_US
dc.subject Parkinson's disease en_US
dc.subject Associations en_US
dc.subject Quality of life en_US
dc.subject Health impact en_US
dc.subject Voice en_US
dc.subject Swallowing en_US
dc.subject Dysphagia en_US
dc.subject Dysphonia en_US
dc.subject Patient's perspective en_US
dc.subject Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Netherlands en_US
dc.subject Europe, West en_US
dc.title Voice- and swallow-related quality of life in idiopathic Parkinson's disease en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Laryngoscope en_US
dc.citation.volume 126 en_US
dc.citation.pages 408-414 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Laryngoscope en_US

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