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Purpose of review To review the recent literature since the 2009 Cochrane review regarding the effectiveness of voice therapy for patients with functional dysphonia. Recent findings A range of articles report on the effects of voice therapy treatment for functional dysphonia, with a wide range of interventions described. Only one study is a randomized controlled trial. A number of excellent review articles have extended the knowledge base. In primary research, methodological issues persist: studies are small, and not adequately controlled. Studies show improved standards of outcome measurement and of description of the content of voice therapy. Summary There is a continued need for larger, methodologically sound clinical effectiveness studies. Future studies need to be replicable and generalizable in order to inform and elucidate clinical practice.
Author(s): Bos-Clark M, Carding P
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Print publication date: 01/06/2011
ISSN (print): 1068-9508
ISSN (electronic): 1531-6998
Publisher: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Notes: Issue: Speech Therapy and Rehabilitation; edited by Paul Carding