Otolaryngologists' views regarding the management of dysphonia and dysphagia in the southeastern united states

Academic Article


  • Understanding the clinical relationship of otolaryngology and speech-language pathology is important in optimizing care for people with voice and swallowing disorders. Previous surveys of otolaryngologists addressed such areas as treatment of benign vocal fold lesions, acute and chronic vocal nodules in both children and adults, and diagnostic use of videostroboscopy. There have been no such surveys investigating dysphagia. A 20-item questionnaire was mailed to 498 otolaryngologists within five states in the southeastern United States regarding clinical practice and perceptions. A 20.8% response rate was obtained. Descriptive data are presented with regard to both their preferred methods of managing dysphonia and dysphagia and their perceptions of speech-language pathology services for these disorders. Specific suggestions are offered to speech-language pathologists (SLPs) based on the survey data collected. © 2012 Delmar Cengage Learning.
  • Author List

  • Phillips DE; Haak NJ; Waguespack RW; Moran MJ
  • Start Page

  • 38
  • End Page

  • 46
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 3