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Effects of laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in vocal folds diadochokinesis of dysphonic women: a randomized clinical trial

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Donalonso Siqueira, Larissa Thais [1] ; Alves Silverio, Kelly Cristina [2] ; Brasolotto, Alcione Ghedini [2] ; de Jesus Guirro, Rinaldo Roberto [3] ; Carneiro, Christiano Giacomo [4] ; Behlau, Mara [5]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Ctr Oeste UNICTR, Irati, PR - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, HRAC, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[5] CEV, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: CoDAS; v. 29, n. 3, p. -, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0

ABSTRACT Purpose To verify and compare the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) on laryngeal diadochokinesis (DDK) of dysphonic women. Methods Twenty women with bilateral vocal nodules participated and were equally divided into: LMT Group – LMT application; TENS Group – TENS application; both groups received 12 sessions of treatment, twice a week, with a duration of 20 minutes each, applied by the same therapist. The women were evaluated as to laryngeal DDK at three moments: diagnostic, pre-treatment, and post-treatment, which produced three groups of measurements. The DDK recording was performed with intersected repetition of vowels /a/ and / i/. The analysis of vowels was performed by the program Motor Speech Profile Advanced (MSP)-KayPentax. The DDK parameters of the three evaluations were compared by means of the paired t-test (p≤0.05). Results The measurements of laryngeal DDK parameters were similar in the phase without treatment, indicating no individual variability over time. There was no change with respect to the speed of DDK after intervention, but after LMT, DDK of the vowel /i/ was more stable in terms of the duration of the emissions and intensity of emissions repeated. These results show improved coordination of vocal folds movement during phonation. There were no changes in the DDK parameters following TENS. Conclusion LMT provides greater regularity of movement during laryngeal diadochokinesis in dysphonic women, which extends knowledge on the effect of rebalancing the larynx muscles during phonation, although TENS does not impact laryngeal diadochokinesis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/19470-9 - Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in women with muscle tension dysphonia
Grantee:Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
Support type: Regular Research Grants