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Determining the Efficacy of Pre-treatment Swallowing Therapy as a Means to Improve Dysphagia Quality of Life When Compared to Post-Treatment Therapy.


N/A
19 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Head and Neck Cancer

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Trial Information

Determining the Efficacy of Pre-treatment Swallowing Therapy as a Means to Improve Dysphagia Quality of Life When Compared to Post-Treatment Therapy.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Stage III or IV squamous cell cancer of teh pharynx and larynx

- Patients who will be receiving chemoradiation

- Age 19 years of age or older

- Must sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior cancer diagnosis

- Metastatic disease

- Cognitive Impairment

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

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.

Outcome Time Frame:

8 weeks, 6 months, 12 months post radiation treatment

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

William R. Carroll, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

F060123002

NCT ID:

NCT00584129

Start Date:

February 2006

Completion Date:

December 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Dysphagia
  • Radiation
  • Patients with H&N cancer who will be receiving chemoradiation
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms

Name

Location

UAB Division of OtolaryngologyBirmingham, Alabama  35233