Are patient expectations and treatment credibility related to outcomes from LSVT LOUD?

Callins, Alexandra, Hill, Annie and Theodoros, Deborah (2016) Are patient expectations and treatment credibility related to outcomes from LSVT LOUD?. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, 18 1: 8-14.

Author Callins, Alexandra
Hill, Annie
Theodoros, Deborah
Title Are patient expectations and treatment credibility related to outcomes from LSVT LOUD?
Journal name Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
ISSN 2200-0259
Publication date 2016-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 8
End page 14
Total pages 7
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Speech Pathology Association
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Research in the fields of psychotherapy and rehabilitation has established an association between ratings of treatment credibility and patient expectations, and treatment outcomes. However, little is known about the relationship between credibility and expectation and the outcomes of speech- language pathology treatments. This study aimed to examine the associations between treatment credibility and patient expectations and the outcomes for people with Parkingson’s disease undergoing LSVT ® LOUD for hypokinetic dysarthria. The study also sought to explore the influence of participant variables on treatment credibility and patient expectations. Forty-nine participants completed a credibility and expectancy questionnaire prior to treatment. The treatment outcome measures included the mean change pre- to post-treatment on the total score of the Dysarthria Impact Profile and vocal sound pressure level during a monologue task. Correlation statistics revealed only one fair correlation between treatment credibility and the Dysarthria Impact Profile total score change. The findings support LSVT ® LOUD as an efficacious treatment for participants with hypokinetic dysarthria as substantial improvements were made to their speech, regardless of their perceptions of treatment credibility, expectations, and other participant factors.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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