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Revista Médica Electrónica

versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824

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HERNANDEZ HERVIS, Idalia Teresita et al. Auriculotherapy and habitual treatment in children with stuttering in the municipality of Matanzas. 2017. Rev.Med.Electrón. [online]. 2019, vol.41, n.5, pp.1115-1128.  Epub 31-Oct-2019. ISSN 1684-1824.

Introduction:

a prospective, longitudinal experimental study on the treatment of children with stuttering using the habitual treatment and the addition of Auriculotherapy in the Provincial Auditory Center in Matanzas, from January to December 2017.

Objective:

to compare the clinical evolution of the patients with the habitual treatment and with the addition of auriculotherapy.

Materials and methods:

the universe of study was 14 patients with stuttering. According to the arrival of the patients to the consultation they were alternatively located in two groups, a control one treated with the customary treatment, and an experimental one treated with the usual treatment plus auriculotherapy. The clinical records were elaborated with a logo-phoniatric assessment before and after treatment.

Results:

64.3 % of patients were in the 6-9 years-old age group; male sex and white race predominated, with 57.1 % and 64.3 % respectively. The most frequent symptoms and signs before treatment were the consciousness of their difficulties in 100 % of patients, and anxiety in 92.8 % of them. After treatment, there it was a higher diminution of anxiety for 28.6 % in the experimental group, and 71.4 % of them considered satisfactory their evolution.

Conclusion:

age between 6 and 9 years, male sex and white race predominated in both groups; the most frequent symptoms and signs were the consciousness of their difficulties and anxiety. In the experimental group the evolution was satisfactory and the reduction of anxiety was higher.

Palabras clave : stuttering; auriculotherapy; logo-phoniatric evaluation.

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