Quantifying Normal Swallow Physiology across the Adult Lifespan Save

Date Added
October 4th, 2011
PRO Number
Pro00011566
Researcher
Ashli O'rourke

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Keywords
Aging, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Minorities
Summary

This study will involve 280 healthy adult participants. We are currently recruiting males 40 years and older and females 60 years and older. Eligible participants include those without history of head and neck cancer, without history of neurological disease (e.g., stroke, Parkinson's disease, etc), without history or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and without history of thyroid, carotid or spine surgery where the surgeon went through the front of your neck. Study is a one-time visit lasting less than 30 minutes, and compensation for time and travel is provided. Study procedures involve filling out 2 brief questionnaires related to swallowing and overall health. Additionally, you will be required to swallow 12 times where a continuous X-ray will be used to evaluate your swallowing function. This study is non-invasive.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Kendrea Garand
843-792-6953
focht@musc.edu

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