Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Service Delivery in Rural Centres of Ontario to Individuals Who are Laryngectomized

 
Author(s) Sue I. Brown
Connie L. Ferri
Julie Griffiths
Penny Welch-West
Philip C. Doyle
Trevor Lynch
Volume 24
Number 1
Year 2000
Page(s) 10-18
Language English
Category
Keywords laryngectomy
laryngeal
cancer
rehabilitation
service
Abstract The purpose of this study was to obtain information on the type and scope of services provided to individuals diagnosed and treated for laryngeal malignancy. Information presented is based on survey data gathered from respondents representing small or rural population centres in the province of Ontario, Canada. Information was obtained on the type and number of laryngectomy surgeries performed, interdisciplinary laryngectomy care teams, the availability and extent of pre- and postoperative counselling services, voice and speech rehabilitation options offered, frequency and duration of speech rehabilitation programs, as well as other related services. Results indicate that services are not always available in such centres. The data are discussed relative to the need for such services, as well as the preconceived notion that these services will be available once individuals return to their home centres following medical treatment. As such, these data are interpreted within the context of assessing how comprehensive services are provided, as well as identifying the need for enhanced service provision.


Le but de cette étude était de recueillir de l’information sur le type et l’envergure des services offerts aux personnes diagnostiquées et soignées pour une malignité laryngienne. L’information présentée est fondée sur des données de sondage recueillies auprès de répondants représentant des agglomérations à faible population ou rurales de la province d’Ontario, au Canada. L’information a été obtenue sur le type et le nombre de laryngectomies effectuées, les équipes de soins interdisciplinaires post-laryngectomie, la disponibilité et l’étendue des services de counselling préopératoire et postopératoire, les options offertes en matière de rééducation de la voix et de la parole, la fréquence et la durée des programmes de rééducation de la parole, ainsi que d’autres services connexes. Les résultats indiquent que les services ne sont pas toujours disponibles dans ces centres. On examine les données relativement au besoin de tels services, ainsi qu’à l’idée qu’on se fait que ces services seront disponibles lorsque les patients retourneront dans leurs centres suite au traitement médical. On interprète donc ces données dans le contexte de l’évaluation de la méthode de prestation des services complets et afin de déterminer le besoin éventuel d’en améliorer la prestation.
Record ID 57
Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/2000_JSLPA_Vol_24/No_01_1-32/Brown_Ferri_Griffiths_JSLPA_2000.pdf
 
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