Talkativeness scale*

At BVI, we use a 7-point equally appearing interval scale upon which patient and family rate degree of talkativeness. 1 signifies an individual who is unusually quiet and uncommunicative; 4 represents an averagely talkative person; 7 describes someone who is unusually extroverted and even a “life of the party” type. Notably, persons with [intlink id=”356″ type=”post”]mucosal[/intlink] injuries are almost invariably 6 or 7 unless the occupational demands on the voice are truly extreme.

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