Dysphagia in Duchenne muscular dystrophy assessed by validated questionnaire.

  title={Dysphagia in Duchenne muscular dystrophy assessed by validated questionnaire.},
  author={Sally K. Archer and Rachel Garrod and Nicholas B. Hart and Simon Walter Miller},
  journal={International journal of language & communication disorders},
  volume={48 2},
BACKGROUND Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) leads to progressive muscular weakness and death, most typically from respiratory complications. Dysphagia is common in DMD; however, the most appropriate swallowing assessments have not been universally agreed and the symptoms of dysphagia remain under-reported. AIMS To investigate symptoms of dysphagia in DMD and to determine the potential of the validated Sydney Swallow Questionnaire (SSQ) to diagnose dysphagia in this patient group. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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