Swallowing Training in Parkinson`s Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01131494|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 27, 2010
Results First Posted : November 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Parkinson's Disease Deglutition Disorders Voice Disorders||Other: Motor exercises for swallowing, breathing and phonation||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||17 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Dysphagia Therapy for Parkinson`s Disease: the Role of the Oral Motor Exercises|
|Study Start Date :||March 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
|Experimental: Swallowing exercises||
Other: Motor exercises for swallowing, breathing and phonation
This exercises aimed to increase strength and range of motion of mouth, larynx and pharynx structures. All patients made sustained vowel phonation of /a/, pushing plosive phonemes /pa/, /ta/, /ka/ in a forceful manner, suction of wet gauze, swallowing with tongue hold and modified supraglottic maneuver, in ten repetitions, ascending and descending gliding phonation of vowel /a/ and /u/, five repetitions of each vowel, and tongue rotation in oral vestibule, 3 series of 5 repetitions to each side. Patients underwent oral motor exercises twice a day, five days a week, for five weeks.
- Oropharyngeal Swallowing Score [ Time Frame: five weeks ]Based on videofluoroscopy, were awarded points for the swallowing events according to their clinical relevance. The sum of these points results in the OSP (Oropharyngeal Swallowing Score), so that higher scores signify greater impairment in swallowing. OSP-score range from 0 to 243.5. This tool is being validated for that group.
- Quality of Life [ Time Frame: five weeks ]Measured by the Swal-qol (Quality of life in Swallowing disorders). In this questionnaire the score range from 0 to 100 and higher scores is better quality of life.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01131494
|Federal University of Bahia|
|Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 40110-170|
|Study Chair:||Ana Caline Nóbrega, PhD||Federal University of Bahia|