Conducting Dysphagia Research in the Field Through Partnerships With Clinicians Research studies that involve collaborations between scientists and frontline clinicians provide rich opportunities for advancing knowledge in the field of dysphagia. However, various challenges exist in bridging research goals and clinical priorities. In this article, we explore the perspectives of those who have participated in previous collaborations to gain insights ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2011
Conducting Dysphagia Research in the Field Through Partnerships With Clinicians
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  • Catriona M. Steele
    Toronto Rehabilitation InstituteToronto, Canada
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2011
Conducting Dysphagia Research in the Field Through Partnerships With Clinicians
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2011, Vol. 20, 36-41. doi:10.1044/sasd20.2.36
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2011, Vol. 20, 36-41. doi:10.1044/sasd20.2.36

Research studies that involve collaborations between scientists and frontline clinicians provide rich opportunities for advancing knowledge in the field of dysphagia. However, various challenges exist in bridging research goals and clinical priorities. In this article, we explore the perspectives of those who have participated in previous collaborations to gain insights regarding the challenges, surprises, and benefits of such collaboration.

Acknowledgments
The author would like to acknowledge the clinicians who contributed to this article: Gemma Bailey, Janice Bennett, Caren Carlaw, Sarah Chapman-Jay, Mo Oshalla, Mitsuko Takeuchi, Annemarie Weeda, and Erin Yeates.
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