Effects of electrical stimulation on vocal functions in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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摘要OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on vocal functions in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma following radiation therapy.

STUDY DESIGN:
Prospective, randomized controlled trial. METHODS: One hundred forty newly treated NPC patients were recruited and randomized into NMES or traditional swallowing exercise (TE) group. Participants received intensive NMES or traditional swallowing therapy and were followed up until 12 months postrandomization. Fifty-seven participants completed the treatment and all of the follow-up assessments. The Voice Handicap Index-30 (VHI-30) was used to measure the vocal functions of the participants.

RESULTS: The NMES group showed no significant changes to their vocal functions, whereas the TE group showed a short-term deterioration of voice functions at the 6-month follow-up. VHI-30 scores returned to the baseline level for both groups at the 12-month follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS: NMES is shown to provide a short-term benefit on vocal functions for NPC patients following radiation therapy.
著者Thomas Law, Kathy YS Lee, Rita WM Wong, Yeptain Leung, Peter KM Ku, Eddy WY Wong, Hok Nam Li, Louisa KY Ng, C Andrew van Hasselt, Michael CF Tong
期刊名稱Laryngoscope
出版年份2017
月份5
卷號127
期次5
出版社John Wiley & Sons Inc
出版地USA
頁次1119 - 1124
國際標準期刊號0023-852X
電子國際標準期刊號1531-4995
語言美式英語
關鍵詞Neuromuscular electrical stimulation, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, voice-related quality of life, voice disorders, randomized controlled trial

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