ORIGINAL ARTICLE
TWO VIDEOSTROBOKYMOGRAPHIC SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR EVALUATING OPEN QUOTIENT OF THE VOCAL FOLDS: USER REPORT
Paulina Krasnodebska 1, A-F  
,   Agata Szkielkowska 2, D-E,G
 
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Audiology and Phoniatrics Clinic, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland
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Audiology and Phoniatrics Faculty, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw, Poland.
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article;
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Paulina Krasnodebska   

Paulina Krasnodębska, Audiology and Phoniatrics Clinic, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, 05-830 Kajetany, Mokra str. 17,Warsaw, Poland. E-mail: p.krasnodebska@ifps.org.pl
Publication date: 2017-12-31
 
J Hear Sci 2017;7(4):28–32
 
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ABSTRACT
Introduction:
Laryngovideostroboscopy (LVS) is the gold standard in diagnosis of the larynx, but the interpretation of the tool is highly dependent on the examiner’s competence and knowledge. An objective measure of LVS, so far used only subjectively, provides a tool for precise diagnosis of laryngeal diseases.

Aim:
The aim of the study was to test two different types of videostrobokymographic (VSK) software – Divas and DiagnoScope. We also compared measures of Open Quotient obtained using the two programs.

Material and Methods:
23 LVS recordings from a group of euphonic people were analyzed with Divas software (Xion Medical) and DiagnoScope Specialist software (DiagNova Technologies).

Results:
The mean age in the study group was 41.1 years (women: 39.6; men: 42.4). The mean OQVSK value averaged from all three parts of the glottis measured by Divas was 0.519 and by DiagnoScope, 0.517. A Student t-test showed no significant differences between the parameters. For all measurements, absolute differences were less than 0.18. In 50% of patients, the differences in measurements did not exceed 0.05 and in 87%, 0.1. The largest differences were observed in the anterior part of the vocal folds.

Conclusions:
The average values of OQVSK measurements are comparable despite the use of different measurement software. Software available on the market with a VSK module requires fine-tuning to limit the recording analysis time as much as possible.

 
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