Speech and Swallowing Characteristics of Patients After Laryngectomy and the Effect on Quality of Life
Swallowing and speech difficulties will be observed in patients post laryngectomy. These difficulties will cause decreased in quality of life.
Cancer of the Larynx
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Speech and Swallowing Characteristics of Patients After Laryngectomy and the Effect on Quality of Life|
- Speech and swallowing characteristics of patients post laryngectomy [ Time Frame: At the completion of data collection -1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]After recording the patients' speech the speech characteristics will be analysed according to specific parameters. Also after performing swallowing eveluation swallowing disturbances will be diagnosed and described.
- The relationship between speech and swallowing disturbances of patients post laryngectomy [ Time Frame: 1 year at the completion of data collection ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]After analyzing the speech and swallowing disturbances of patients post laryngectomy, the relationship between these variables will be examined.
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
A group of patients who underwent total laryngectomy with trechea esophageal puncture (TEP)
This study will explore the characteristics of speech and swallowing problems of patients who underwent laryngectomy.The relationship between swallowing disturbances and speech difficulties will be studied and the effect of each problem on quality of life will be messured.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01607138
|Contact: Jacob T Cohen, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Yael Manor, PhDemail@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Jacob T Cohen, PhD||Tel Aviv Medical Center|