Spectrum of dysphonia: Diagnosis, demographics, and quality of life

Lee M Akst, Hamad M. Chaudhary, Stacey L. Ishman

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Objectives: To characterize and compare voice-related quality-of-life (VRQOL), demographics, and symptomatology in patients with dysphonia presenting to an academic laryngology practice. Study design: Prospective cohort study. Methods: All new patients presenting with chief complaint of dysphonia from May 2007 - April 2009 were included. Baseline characteristics and impact of diagnosis on VRQOL were analyzed with one-way ANOVA. Multivariate regression identified those factors most predictive of overall VRQOL. Results: 551 patients (11-96 years; 38.2% male/61.8% female) were categorized: 29.0% inflammatory; 19.0% paralysis; 16.5% phonotrauma; 11.5% functional; 9.8% post-traumatic; 7.1% other neurologic; 4.6% neoplasm; and 2.5% stenosis/other. Among these groups, neoplastic had the greatest proportion of males (p=0.0009) and highest current smokers and total packyears (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume121
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Voice Quality
Dysphonia
Quality of Life
Demography
Otolaryngology
Paralysis
Nervous System
Analysis of Variance
Pathologic Constriction
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies
Neoplasms

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Spectrum of dysphonia : Diagnosis, demographics, and quality of life. / Akst, Lee M; Chaudhary, Hamad M.; Ishman, Stacey L.

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Akst, Lee M ; Chaudhary, Hamad M. ; Ishman, Stacey L. / Spectrum of dysphonia : Diagnosis, demographics, and quality of life. In: Laryngoscope. 2011 ; Vol. 121, No. SUPPL. 5.
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