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Quality of Life After A Total Laryngectomy

Title: Quality of Life After A Total Laryngectomy: Considerations For Swallowing.
Name(s): Givner, Christina, author
Stierwalt, Julie A.G., author
LaPointe, Leonard L., author
Spicer, Maria, author
School of Communication Science and Disorders
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Following a total laryngectomy, individuals' quality of life may be affected in a number of ways. One issue that is often overlooked is a swallowing disorder. The process of eating and drinking is an essential element in social activities. Consequently, a disturbance in that process may have negative implications to individual's well-being. The current investigation conducts a survey exploring the quality of life of individuals after a total laryngectomy with regard to eating practices. Participants will complete a survey called the SWAL-QOL, which examines a number of factors related to eating and drinking. The results obtained from individuals with a laryngectomy will be compared to healthy adults who have no history of eating or swallowing impairment. The findings from this investigation will improve our understanding of the impact of total laryngectomy on individuals' perception of quality of life, thereby, providing direction for our treatment practices.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0383 (IID)
Keywords: Quality of Life After A Total Laryngectomy, Swallowing Disorder, Dysphagia
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Communication Science and Disorders in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 21, 2014.
Subject(s): Communication
Communicative disorders
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Givner, C., Stierwalt, J. A. G., LaPointe, L. L., & Spicer, M. (2014). Quality of Life After A Total Laryngectomy: Considerations For Swallowing. Retrieved from