Summary of the Systematic Review

Article Citation

Telepractice Treatment of Stuttering: A Systematic Review

McGill, M., Noureal, N., et al. (2018).
Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 25(5), 359-368.
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Sponsoring Body

Oregon Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Portland State University

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Indicators of Review Quality

  • Yes The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
  • Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
  • Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
  • No Included studies are assessed for study quality.
  • N/A Quality assessments are reproducible.
  • Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.

Quality Rating Notes

Question/Aim: The aim of the review was not specifically stated in the spirit of population, intervention, comparison, and outcome (PICO).
Study Quality: Studies were only rated based on study design and not on methodological quality of study design.

Article Details

Description

This is a systematic review of peer-reviewed journal articles investigating telepractice services in persons who stutter.

Questions/Aims Addressed

Question/aim not specifically stated.

Population

Person who stutter

Intervention/Assessment

Interventions provided via telepractice

Number of Studies Included

7

Years Included

2000 through April 2017


Conclusions from This Systematic Review

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Treatment

The included studies investigated one of the following treatment frameworks delivered via telepractice:
  • Camperdown Program;
  • Lidcombe Program;
  • integrative approach (e.g., combination of fluency shaping, avoidance reduction)
Results indicated successful implementation of stuttering interventions via telepractice and positive outcomes, suggesting that telepractice is a promising service delivery method to treat people who stutter.

Keywords: Format, Camperdown Program, Lidcombe Program, Adolescents/Adults

Service Delivery

The included studies investigated one of the following treatment frameworks delivered via telepractice:
  • Camperdown Program;
  • Lidcombe Program;
  • integrative approach (e.g., combination of fluency shaping, avoidance reduction)
Results indicated successful implementation of stuttering interventions via telepractice and positive outcomes, suggesting that telepractice is a promising service delivery method to treat people who stutter.

Keywords: Format, Camperdown Program, Lidcombe Program, Adolescents/Adults

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