Dysphagia and swallowing-related quality of life in Friedreich ataxia

@article{Vogel2013DysphagiaAS,
  title={Dysphagia and swallowing-related quality of life in Friedreich ataxia},
  author={Adam P. Vogel and Sophie E. Brown and Joanne E. Folker and Louise A. Corben and Martin B. Delatycki},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={261},
  pages={392-399}
}
Dysphagia in Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) and its impact on quality of life is not adequately understood. The objective of this study was to characterise dysphagia in FRDA and to determine the impact of swallowing dysfunction on activities, participation, and sense of well-being. Thirty-six individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of FRDA were assessed via a clinical bedside examination (CBE), the Royal Brisbane Hospital outcome measure for swallowing, an oral-motor examination and the Australian… CONTINUE READING
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