Lidcombe program webcam treatment for early stuttering: a randomized controlled trial

Bridgman, Kate, Onslow, Mark, O'Brian, Susan, Jones, Mark and Block, Susan (2016) Lidcombe program webcam treatment for early stuttering: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59 5: 932-939. doi:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-S-15-0011


Author Bridgman, Kate
Onslow, Mark
O'Brian, Susan
Jones, Mark
Block, Susan
Title Lidcombe program webcam treatment for early stuttering: a randomized controlled trial
Journal name Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1092-4388
1558-9102
Publication date 2016-10-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-S-15-0011
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 59
Issue 5
Start page 932
End page 939
Total pages 8
Place of publication Rockville, MD United States
Publisher American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose Webcam treatment is potentially useful for health care in cases of early stuttering in which clients are isolated from specialized treatment services for geographic and other reasons. The purpose of the present trial was to compare outcomes of clinic and webcam deliveries of the Lidcombe Program treatment (Packman et al., 2015) for early stuttering.

Method The design was a parallel, open plan, noninferiority randomized controlled trial of the standard Lidcombe Program treatment and the experimental webcam Lidcombe Program treatment. Participants were 49 children aged 3 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months at the start of treatment. Primary outcomes were the percentage of syllables stuttered at 9 months postrandomization and the number of consultations to complete Stage 1 of the Lidcombe Program.

Results There was insufficient evidence of a posttreatment difference of the percentage of syllables stuttered between the standard and webcam Lidcombe Program treatments. There was insufficient evidence of a difference between the groups for typical stuttering severity measured by parents or the reported clinical relationship with the treating speech-language pathologist.

Conclusions This trial confirmed the viability of the webcam Lidcombe Program intervention. It appears to be as efficacious and economically viable as the standard, clinic Lidcombe Program treatment.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: HERDC Pre-Audit
School of Public Health Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 04 Dec 2016, 10:25:49 EST by System User on behalf of School of Public Health