Survey of swallowing evaluation practices in ALS

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Show simple item record Burkett, Gina 2006-05-31T15:23:27Z 2006-05-31T15:23:27Z 2006-05-31T15:23:27Z
dc.description Public Health and Outcome II Room G025 Dykes 10:00 AM Abstract 196 en
dc.description.abstract The ability to swallow is particularly affected in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the ability to swallow safely continues to decline as the disease progresses. Evaluation of the swallowing capabilities of individuals with ALS varies among speech-language pathologists (SLPs). There are no standard practice guidelines for evaluation of swallowing dysfunction (dysphagia) in ALS. It is not clear whether most SLPs who assess the swallowing function of individuals with ALS use behavioral methods (i.e., evaluation of clinical signs and symptoms of dysphagia), instrumental measures (e.g., videofluoroscopic swallow study), or a combination of behavioral and instrumental methods. There are 34 ALSA/MDA Research and Clinical Centers in the USA. SLPs at these Centers are more likely to evaluate a higher volume of individuals with ALS than SLPs in other settings. Results of surveys containing questions about swallowing evaluation of persons with ALS sent to the SLPs at these 34 Centers will be reported. en
dc.description.sponsorship Michelle Molander Karen Haring Gena Burkett Susan Jackson Hearing and Speech en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis en
dc.subject Swallowing disorders en
dc.subject Dysphagia en
dc.title Survey of swallowing evaluation practices in ALS en
dc.type Presentation en

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