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Biofeedback in dysphonia – progress and challenges

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, March 2018
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Title
Biofeedback in dysphonia – progress and challenges
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, March 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.bjorl.2017.07.006
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Authors

Geová Oliveira de Amorim, Patrícia Maria Mendes Balata, Laís Guimarães Vieira, Thaís Moura, Hilton Justino da Silva

Abstract

There is evidence that all the complex machinery involved in speech acts along with the auditory system, and their adjustments can be altered. To present the evidence of biofeedback application for treatment of vocal disorders, emphasizing the muscle tension dysphonia. A systematic review was conducted in Scielo, Lilacs, PubMed and Web of Sciences databases, using the combination of descriptors, and admitting as inclusion criteria: articles published in journals with editorial committee, reporting cases or experimental or quasi-experimental research on the use of biofeedback in real time as additional source of treatment monitoring of muscle tension dysphonia or for vocal training. Thirty-three articles were identified in databases, and seven were included in the qualitative synthesis. The beginning of electromyographic biofeedback studies applied to speech therapy were promising and pointed to a new method that enabled good results in muscle tension dysphonia. Nonetheless, the discussion of the results lacked physiological evidence that could serve as their basis. The search for such explanations has become a challenge for speech therapists, and determined two research lines: one dedicated to the improvement of the electromyographic biofeedback methodology for voice disorders, to reduce confounding variables, and the other dedicated to the research of neural processes involved in changing the muscle engram of normal and dysphonic patients. There is evidence that the electromyographic biofeedback promotes changes in the neural networks responsible for speech, and can change behavior for vocal emissions with quality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 79 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Researcher 6 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 37 47%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 15%
Engineering 3 4%
Neuroscience 2 3%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 39 49%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 October 2017.
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#8,295,378
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#95
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#144,051
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#2
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