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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Ann
dc.contributor.authorTheodoros, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Bronwyn
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-17T01:36:57Z
dc.date.available2021-12-17T01:36:57Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1361-3286
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/2050571X.2017.1334849
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/410995
dc.description.abstractThis study used a pre-post intervention research design to explore the feasibility and speech, communicative effectiveness, and quality of life outcomes of a group therapy programme (Loud and Proud) for people with Parkinson’s Disease following intensive speech treatment (LSVT LOUD). Four women and eight men diagnosed with PD and hypokinetic dysarthria participated in the research. Ten communication partners of people with PD also participated in the study. Participants were assessed twice on separate days pre- and post-intervention on acoustic measures of voice, perceptual ratings of speech intelligibility, a modified Communicative Effectiveness Index, and the Quality of Communication Life Scale. The intervention was eight 90-minute group therapy sessions, delivered once per week. Following intervention, participants demonstrated a statistically significant increase in sound pressure level (SPL) during conversation, monologue, reading and sustained vowel production tasks. However, mean SPL in conversation remained low following intervention. No significant improvements post-intervention were identified for maximum frequency range, duration of sustained vowel production, speech intelligibility, communicative effectiveness or quality of life. Refinements to Loud and Proud were recommended to better target intelligibility, communicative effectiveness, and quality of communication life.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom105
dc.relation.ispartofpageto116
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSpeech, Language and Hearing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4704
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsAudiology & Speech-Language Pathology
dc.subject.keywordsParkinson disease
dc.subject.keywordshypokinetic dysarthria
dc.titleGroup therapy for maintenance of speech in parkinson's disease following LSVT LOUD: a pilot study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationEdwards, A; Theodoros, D; Davidson, B, Group therapy for maintenance of speech in parkinson's disease following LSVT LOUD: a pilot study, Speech, Language and Hearing, 2018, 21 (2), pp. 105-116
dc.date.updated2021-12-17T01:35:55Z
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gro.griffith.authorEdwards, Ann


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