Dysphagia Rehabilitation for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients Post Radiotherapy: a Randomised-controlled Trial
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Each subject will undergo Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) to identify penetration and aspiration risks of each consistency. Subjects will be assessed on five different consistencies: thin fluids, honey-thick fluids, pureed diet, soft diet and biscuits. Therefore, five penetration-aspiration scores will be generated for each assessment. Scores will be obtained at baseline, post rehabilitation, six months after baseline and one year after baseline for comparison.
Up to 1 year after rehabilitation program
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee