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Évaluation du handicap vocal chez des patients avec dyspnée laryngée : restructuration du Voice Handicap Index

Abstract : PROBLEM :
Voice assessment consists of objective (computer analyses) and subjective assessments (perceptual scales, questionnaires). However, we can notice that within these questionnaires, respiratory factors influence scores and bias our interpretation of the patient's vocal handicap. Our objective is to create a tool that would make it possible to evaluate the vocal handicap in case of laryngeal dyspnea.
23 patients with bilateral laryngeal closure paralysis filled the Voice Handicap Index before and one year after laryngeal reinnervation. After demonstrating the influence of breathing, statistical analyses will allow thisquestionnaire to be divided into two parts according to their (in)dependence of items on breathing.
A correlation is actually obtained between the preoperative VHI score and measures of respiration. In addition, two subquestionnaires could be created, one dependent on breathing and the other independent. Thestatistical tests carried out on these subquestionnaires support their (in)dependence, but not in totality.
The Voice Handicap Index is a complex tool that assesses the functional, emotional and physical impact of dysphonia. The acoustic quality is also examined in the questionnaire. This work adds the influence of the patient's breathing abilities in the vocal handicap score in case of dyspnea.
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Clémence Durand. Évaluation du handicap vocal chez des patients avec dyspnée laryngée : restructuration du Voice Handicap Index. Sciences cognitives. 2018. ⟨dumas-01840776⟩



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