The Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) Measure: History and Ongoing Utility of a Validated Voice Outcomes Instrument The Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) Measure (below) is currently used in many voice centers. It is a 10-item, disease-specific outcomes instrument for voice disorders. It has a Physical Functioning domain (items 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9), and a Social-Emotional domain (items 4, 5, 8, 10). Using a ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2004
The Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) Measure: History and Ongoing Utility of a Validated Voice Outcomes Instrument
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  • Norman D. Hogikyan, MD
    Vocal Health Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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Article   |   March 01, 2004
The Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) Measure: History and Ongoing Utility of a Validated Voice Outcomes Instrument
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2004, Vol. 14, 3-5. doi:10.1044/vvd14.1.3
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2004, Vol. 14, 3-5. doi:10.1044/vvd14.1.3
The Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) Measure (below) is currently used in many voice centers. It is a 10-item, disease-specific outcomes instrument for voice disorders. It has a Physical Functioning domain (items 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9), and a Social-Emotional domain (items 4, 5, 8, 10). Using a standard algorithm, domain or overall scores from 0 to 100 are calculated, with 0 indicating a very poor V-RQOL and 100 an excellent one (see page 4). The purpose of this article is to provide voice clinicians with a brief review of the history of this outcomes tool, and to further facilitate its use in clinical practice and clinical research.
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