The question posed in this study was, are there measures which are predictive of the need for further palatal management? Articulation scores, lateral X rays and clinical judgments of velopharyngeal competency were examined for 75 subjects in retrospect to determine their predictive value. Each of the measures resulted in at least 90% appropriate predictions. The combination of articulation score and lateral X ray rating appeared to be the best predictor for this particular sample in that subsequent treatment was correctly predicted for 96% of the subjects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Cleft Palate Journal|
|State||Published - 1975|
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