Voice restoration following total laryngectomy by tracheoesophageal prosthesis: Effect on patients' quality of life and voice handicap in Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Abdelrahim Attieh en_US
dc.contributor.author Jeff Searl en_US
dc.contributor.author Nada Shahaltough en_US
dc.contributor.author Mahmoud Wreikat en_US
dc.contributor.author Donna Lundy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-05T19:40:07Z
dc.date.available 2008 - en_US
dc.date.available 2009-05-05T19:40:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-24 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Abdelrahim Attieh;Jeff Searl;Nada Shahaltough;Mahmoud Wreikat;Donna Lundy: Voice restoration following total laryngectomy by tracheoesophageal prosthesis: Effect on patients' quality of life and voice handicap in Jordan. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008, 6(1):26. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.hqlo.com/content/6/1/26 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/637
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND:Little has been reported about the impact of tracheoesophageal (TE) speech on individuals in the Middle East where the procedure has been gaining in popularity. After total laryngectomy, individuals in Europe and North America have rated their quality of life as being lower than non-laryngectomized individuals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in quality of life and degree of voice handicap reported by laryngectomized speakers from Jordan before and after establishment of TE speech.METHODS:Twelve male Jordanian laryngectomees completed the University of Michigan Head & Neck Quality of Life instrument and the Voice Handicap Index pre- and post-TE puncture.RESULTS:All subjects showed significant improvements in their quality of life following successful prosthetic voice restoration. In addition, voice handicap scores were significantly reduced from pre- to post-TE puncture.CONCLUSION:Tracheoesophageal speech significantly improved the quality of life and limited the voice handicap imposed by total laryngectomy. This method of voice restoration has been used for a number of years in other countries and now appears to be a viable alternative within Jordan. en_US
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dc.publisher BioMedCentral en_US
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dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Canada en_US
dc.subject.mesh Cardiac Output, Low/ physiopathology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Exercise Test en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Heart Failure/ physiopathology/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Outcome Assessment (Health Care)/ methods en_US
dc.subject.mesh Psychometrics/ instrumentation en_US
dc.subject.mesh Quality of Life en_US
dc.subject.mesh Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject.mesh Sickness Impact Profile en_US
dc.subject.mesh United States en_US
dc.subject.mesh Ventricular Dysfunction, Left/physiopathology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Ventricular Dysfunction, Right/physiopathology en_US
dc.title Voice restoration following total laryngectomy by tracheoesophageal prosthesis: Effect on patients' quality of life and voice handicap in Jordan en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.date.captured 2009-04-27 en_US
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1186/1477-7525-6-26 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 17125512 en_US

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