Assessing the Efficacy of Our Dysphagia Treatments: The Role of Clinical Trials There are many ways in which we can examine the effectiveness of our treatment strategies: It is difficult to develop paradigms for treatment efficacy research that allow the evaluation of treatment effect without other confounding variables. One model that has been used is the examination of the immediate effect(s) ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2000
Assessing the Efficacy of Our Dysphagia Treatments: The Role of Clinical Trials
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  • Jeri A. Logemann
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • For more information on the ongoing clinical trial, contact JoAnne Robbins at jrobbin2 ©facstaff.wisc.edu or Jeri Logemann at j-logemann@northwestern.edu. For information on ASHA’s NOMS project, an outcomes study in which you can participate, please contact Rob Mullen at rmullen@asha.org.
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Article   |   July 01, 2000
Assessing the Efficacy of Our Dysphagia Treatments: The Role of Clinical Trials
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 2000, Vol. 9, 4-5. doi:10.1044/sasd9.2.4
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 2000, Vol. 9, 4-5. doi:10.1044/sasd9.2.4
There are many ways in which we can examine the effectiveness of our treatment strategies:
It is difficult to develop paradigms for treatment efficacy research that allow the evaluation of treatment effect without other confounding variables. One model that has been used is the examination of the immediate effect(s) of a treatment technique applied during a diagnostic study. The patient will swallow with and without the treatment procedure (preferably in random order) and the difference is the outcomes measure examined on the swallows with and without the treatment. Since treatment is given over a very short period in a single session, the effect of recovery is negated.
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