KBB-Forum 2023 , Cilt 22, Sayı 3


Uzm. Mustafa SEYREK1, Uzm. Özge Selen AVCI CAN1, Dr. Hale HANÇER2
1Ankara Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Odyoloji ve Konuşma Bozuklukları, Ankara, Türkiye
2Başkent Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Odyoloji Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
Objective: This scoping review aimed to examine the results of clinical studies that investigated the effect of group voice therapies on voice parameters in individuals with dysphonia.

Materials and Methods: The keywords identified within the scope of the study were scanned in Web of Science, PubMed, and Google Scholar indices. Participant characteristics, study designs, intervention content, evaluation methods, and publication results were reviewed according to the inclusion criteria of the scoping review. Publications were scanned as title, abstract and full text, respectively. Of the 1863 publications, 11 met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed in detail.

Results: This study revealed that studies were conducted with adults with dysphonia as a result of voice misuse, integrated voice therapies were performed in group voice therapies, subjective assessment methods were frequently used, and group voice therapies contributed positively to the voice parameters of the participants in most of the publications.

Conclusions: Although this scoping review demonstrated the effectiveness of group voice therapies for various dysphonias, further evidence-based studies should be conducted. Further clinical studies on the effectiveness of group voice therapies on voice parameters should be conducted, followed by a systematic review of publications. Keywords : Group voice therapy, group voice training, group voice training, group voice intervention, group dysphonia therapy, scoping review