Issue N# 5 - 2003
Evaluation of vocal abuse by the patient and correlation with vocal cords lesions
Authors : J. Sarfati, J. Ph. Epron (Grenoble)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2003;124,5:345-348.
Article published in french
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the recognition by the patient of quantitative vocal abuse and its assessment. Materials and methods: 336 files of patients presenting with dysphonia were evaluated with a questionnaire composed of 4 items. We compared the patients‚ evaluation of their vocal abuse with the presence or absence of benign lesions on the vocal cords. Results and conclusion: Abuse and misuse are often confused and the word abuse does not seem to be the most appropriate to describe the quantitative excess of voice use which is distinct from misuse.
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