Clinician Survey of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment for Voice and Speech Disorders Resulting from Parkinson's Disease

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Lauren K Vickrey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Virginia Hinton

Abstract: This study examined clinician perception of the factors that impact success in the use of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Two hundred twenty speech language pathologists, certified to administer the LSVT LOUD program, completed an online questionnaire distributed via email. Several factors that can impede the success of treatment were identified. These include lack of motivation, cognitive impairments, attitude, lack of family support, or apathy. Distance from clinic, insurance and financial factors, and lack of awareness of the program were also reported to limit the patient’s ability to receive treatment. Because these factors can limit patient success in improving vocal function, it is of utmost importance that a team addresses specific areas of a patient’s life in order for the best outcome of treatment.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2015
speech pathology, speech-language pathology, speech language pathology, communication sciences and disorders, CSD, SLP, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's, speech, disorder, voice, communication, treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, lee silverman voice treatment, LSVT, LOUD,

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