EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
National Institutes of Health
Stuttering Treatment Research 1970-2005: II. Systematic Review Incorporating Trial Quality Assessment of Pharmacological Approaches
Bothe, A. K., Davidow, J. H., et al.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(4), 342-352.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of published research addressing the effectiveness of pharmacological treatment to improve stuttering.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Participants with developmental stuttering
Intervention/Assessment: Pharmacological intervention
Number of Studies Included: 31
Years Included: 1970 - 2005
No studies, meeting the set methodological criteria, were found to be effective to reduce stuttering to less than 5%, to reduce stuttering to at least half, or to improve social, emotional, or cognitive factors (Abstract).
Keywords: Fluency Disorders
Access the Review
Bothe, A.K., J.H. Davidow, et al. (2006). "Stuttering Treatment Research 1970-2005: I. Systematic Review Incorporating Trial Quality Assessment of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Related Approaches." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 15(4): 321-341.
Added to Compendium: March 2012