Influence of Analyzed Sequence Length on Parameters in Laryngeal High-Speed Videoendoscopy

Language
en
Document Type
Article
Issue Date
2019-08-14
First published
2018-12-18
Issue Year
2018
Authors
Schlegel, Patrick
Semmler, Marion
Kunduk, Melda
Döllinger, Michael
Bohr, Christopher
Schützenberger, Anne
Editor
Publisher
MDPI
Abstract

Laryngeal high-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) allows objective quantification of vocal fold vibratory characteristics. However, it is unknown how the analyzed sequence length affects some of the computed parameters. To examine if varying sequence lengths influence parameter calculation, 20 HSV recordings of healthy females during sustained phonation were investigated. The clinical prevalent Photron Fastcam MC2 camera with a frame rate of 4000 fps and a spatial resolution of 512 × 256 pixels was used to collect HSV data. The glottal area waveform (GAW), describing the increase and decrease of the area between the vocal folds during phonation, was extracted. Based on the GAW, 16 perturbation parameters were computed for sequences of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 consecutive cycles. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS Statistics, version 21. Only three parameters (18.8%) were statistically significantly influenced by changing sequence lengths. Of these parameters, one changed until 10 cycles were reached, one until 20 cycles were reached and one, namely Amplitude Variability Index (AVI), changed between almost all groups of different sequence lengths. Moreover, visually observable, but not statistically significant, changes within parameters were observed. These changes were often most prominent between shorter sequence lengths. Hence, we suggest using a minimum sequence length of at least 20 cycles and discarding the parameter AVI.

Journal Title
Applied Sciences
Volume
8
Issue
12
Citation

Applied Sciences 8.12 (2018). https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/8/12/2666

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