Prospective validation of acoustic speech analysis in progressive multiple sclerosis
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- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Speech production problems (dysarthria) in people with MS are common and can affect quality of life. New technologies allow for detailed acoustic analysis of speech patterns that are closely correlated with MS disease stage and MRI volumetric data. In addition, pilot data collected in our clinic demonstrates a close correlation between acoustic changes and upper limb dexterity in MS. This project will be a prospective clinical study implementing a novel, app-based, voice recording system in a cohort of patients with progressive (SPMS and PPMS). Clinical data will be recorded in the MSBase and volumetric MRI data will be prospectively collected.
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