BackgroundAcquisition and acceptance of the alaryngeal voice, psychological state, and Quality of Life (QoL) of laryngectomized patients.MethodsThirty-two patients who underwent total laryngectomy were included in the study; 17 of them were treated by a psychologist and a speech therapist (experimental group); 15 performed only speech therapy (control group).ResultsThe experimental group showed a significant improvement in all parameters of the INFVo scale, in the score of the Environment subscale and in the total score of the I-SECEL (Self-Evaluation of Communication Experiences after Laryngeal Cancer); in the Depression, Obsession-Compulsion and Paranoia areas of the SCL-90-R (Symptom Check List-90-Revised); and in the Social area (REL) of the WHOQOL-B (World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Brief).ConclusionsAn integrated rehabilitative approach to laryngectomized patients improves emotional state and psychosocial aspects and promotes acceptance and use of the new voice and recovery of a better quality of life.

Longobardi, Y., Savoia, V., Bussu, F., Morra, L., Mari, G., Nesci, D. A., Parrilla, C., D'alatri, L., Integrated rehabilitation after total laryngectomy: a pilot trial study, <<SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER>>, 2019; 27 (9): 3537-3544. [doi:10.1007/s00520-019-4647-1] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/143795]

Integrated rehabilitation after total laryngectomy: a pilot trial study

Longobardi, Y.;Savoia, V.;Bussu, F.;Morra, Luciana;Mari, G.;Nesci, D. A.;Parrilla, C.;D'Alatri, L.
2019

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BackgroundAcquisition and acceptance of the alaryngeal voice, psychological state, and Quality of Life (QoL) of laryngectomized patients.MethodsThirty-two patients who underwent total laryngectomy were included in the study; 17 of them were treated by a psychologist and a speech therapist (experimental group); 15 performed only speech therapy (control group).ResultsThe experimental group showed a significant improvement in all parameters of the INFVo scale, in the score of the Environment subscale and in the total score of the I-SECEL (Self-Evaluation of Communication Experiences after Laryngeal Cancer); in the Depression, Obsession-Compulsion and Paranoia areas of the SCL-90-R (Symptom Check List-90-Revised); and in the Social area (REL) of the WHOQOL-B (World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Brief).ConclusionsAn integrated rehabilitative approach to laryngectomized patients improves emotional state and psychosocial aspects and promotes acceptance and use of the new voice and recovery of a better quality of life.
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Longobardi, Y., Savoia, V., Bussu, F., Morra, L., Mari, G., Nesci, D. A., Parrilla, C., D'alatri, L., Integrated rehabilitation after total laryngectomy: a pilot trial study, <<SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER>>, 2019; 27 (9): 3537-3544. [doi:10.1007/s00520-019-4647-1] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/143795]
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