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Conversion from a non-indwelling to a Provox®2 indwelling voice prosthesis for speech rehabilitation: Comparison of voice quality and patient preference

dc.contributor.authorVlantis A.C.
dc.contributor.authorGregor R.T.
dc.contributor.authorElliot H.
dc.contributor.authorOudes M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:17:00Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:17:00Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Laryngology and Otology
dc.identifier.citation117
dc.identifier.citation10
dc.identifier.issn00222151
dc.identifier.other10.1258/002221503770716278
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/14032
dc.description.abstractThis prospective study assessed the advantages and problems associated with converting a patient using an older generation non-indwelling voice prosthesis to a newer generation indwelling voice prosthesis, in this case the Provox®2. The voice characteristics of each patient were measured using the old and then the new voice prosthesis. Technical aspects of the insertion of the indwelling prosthesis were noted. Each patient completed a questionnaire after a period of use with the indwelling prosthesis. Changing the prosthesis was simple and uncomplicated in 15 of 17 patients. Acoustic analysis showed improved parameters with the indwelling prosthesis, but no perceptual difference between the two prostheses. The questionnaire revealed that most patients preferred the indwelling prosthesis. Replacing a non-indwelling with an indwelling prosthesis is technically simple, leading to improvement in voice quality and patient satisfaction. It may be reasonable to offer this choice to patients currently using an older generation non-indwelling voice prosthesis.
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectauditory system
dc.subjectclinical article
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectdevice
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectparameter
dc.subjectpatient satisfaction
dc.subjectperception
dc.subjectprospective study
dc.subjectprosthesis
dc.subjectquestionnaire
dc.subjectspeech rehabilitation
dc.subjectvoice
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLaryngectomy
dc.subjectLarynx, Artificial
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectPatient Satisfaction
dc.subjectProspective Studies
dc.subjectProsthesis Implantation
dc.subjectSpeech Intelligibility
dc.subjectSpeech, Alaryngeal
dc.subjectVoice Quality
dc.titleConversion from a non-indwelling to a Provox®2 indwelling voice prosthesis for speech rehabilitation: Comparison of voice quality and patient preference
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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