Hard to swallow: dysphagia in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Hard to swallow: dysphagia in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Nick Miller and Emma Noble and Diana Jones and David J. Burn},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={35 6},
BACKGROUND swallowing changes occur from the earliest stages of Parkinson's disease (PD), even in cases asymptomatic for dysphagia. Little empirical evidence exists concerning the individual's own perception of changes, the impact these have on their life and coping strategies to deal with them. OBJECTIVE to establish if and how changes in swallowing impact on the lives of people with PD. DESIGN in-depth interviews with qualitative analysis of content. SETTING community. SUBJECTS a… CONTINUE READING
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