Beliefs and behavioral intentions towards pharmacotherapy for stuttering

[Beliefs and behavioural intentions towards pharmacotherapy for stuttering – A survey of adults who stutter]

This study aimed to assess beliefs regarding pharmacotherapy for adults who stutter. Necessity and concern beliefs were relatively balanced across sample. Medication beliefs predicted intentions to initiate pharmacotherapy. Reported likelihood of pursuing
pharmacotherapy and speech therapy was equal. Overall impact of stuttering predicted intentions to seek either therapy.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2018.03.002

[stuttering, stammering, pharmacotherapy, medication, speech therapy, treatment]

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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