Aerodynamic Changes on Post Radiation Therapy – A Preliminary Study

*, Feby Sabu and Bhat, Jayashree S. (2015) Aerodynamic Changes on Post Radiation Therapy – A Preliminary Study. IJSR - International Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (7). pp. 754-755. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate aerodynamic changes in patients undergoing radiation therapy for non-laryngeal head and neck cancer. An insight into their respiratory measures is necessary for the identification and management of these individuals and also to provide necessary changes in the treatment regimen to be followed during rehabilitation. Method: Recordings were carried out on 15 non laryngeal head and neck cancer participants on two time basis, once prior to the treatment regimen and another on post treatment using Aerophone II, Voice function analyser. Results: The parameters showed significant difference on post treatment measures. Paired t test with P < .025 was considered as statistically significant. Conclusion: Radiation therapy for non-laryngeal head and neck cancer significantly affects aerodynamic measures required for adequate voice acoustics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aerodynamic measures, peak flow, vital capacity, phonation quotient, mean air flow rate
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 12:56
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 12:56

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