What is Voice therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Voice therapy is a type of treatment to help with hoarseness in the voice. Hoarseness may occur due to vocal nodules, polyps, or cysts.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cough 2 3
Hoarseness 2 3
Increased appetite 1 3
Voice changes 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Voice therapy

Side effect Patients
Soreness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Voice therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 1
daily 1
monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Voice therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Voice therapy

Duration

Currently going to Voice therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped going to Voice therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Voice therapy

Feb 2, 2018 (Started Jan 02, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for voice changes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: Well worth the time and effort

Feb 1, 2018 (Started Jan 02, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for voice changes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Keep up with voice exercises. Use it or loose it! I can be heard and continue talking without voice fatigue

Jan 19, 2018 (Started Jan 02, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for voice changes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: If you want to be heard again this is the treatment for you! It helps you concentrate on speaking loudly and clearly enough to be understood. Parkinson,s steals your voice and voice therapy helps you regain it!

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 25, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hoarseness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cough)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I practice my voice therapy almost every morning. It takes about 5 minutes.  Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed by how much I've lost. I find that even with practice, my voice just continues to worsen. I think that the voice therapy prevents it from worsening more.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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