Determining the Efficacy of Pre-treatment Swallowing Therapy as a Means to Improve Dysphagia Quality of Life When Compared to Post-Treatment Therapy.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
To test whether pre-treatment swallowing exercises compared with "usual care" (where exercises are taught post-treatment) improves quality of life in patients undergoing chemoradiation therapy for advanced head and neck cancer.
8 weeks, 6 months, 12 months post radiation treatment
William R. Carroll, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
United States: Institutional Review Board
|UAB Division of Otolaryngology||Birmingham, Alabama 35233|