Development and preliminary validation of a patient-reported outcome measure for swallowing after total laryngectomy (SOAL questionnaire).

@article{Govender2012DevelopmentAP,
  title={Development and preliminary validation of a patient-reported outcome measure for swallowing after total laryngectomy (SOAL questionnaire).},
  author={Roganie Govender and Mary T Lee and T. Claire Davies and Claire Twinn and Konstantinos Katsoulis and C L Payten and Robert Stephens and M. Drinnan},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={452-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To develop and validate a laryngectomee-specific questionnaire to investigate swallowing function. This paper describes the generation of questionnaire items, pretesting with laryngectomees and a preliminary validation. DESIGN This study employed 2 phases: questionnaire development and questionnaire validation. Items were developed from patient (n = 10) and clinician (n = 6) focus groups. Content checking, acceptability and face validity were determined through pretesting with 10… CONTINUE READING
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