Physiological Flow of Liquids Used in Dysphagia Management
People with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis often report difficulties with
swallowing, and thickened liquids are commonly recommended to manage swallowing problems. This study will help us to better understand swallowing impairment and how liquid thickness influences swallowing function. You will be asked to participate in tongue strength measurements and a swallowing x-ray study.
The purpose of this research study is to identify the factors which place individuals with neurodegenerative conditions at risk for unsafe swallowing (i.e.,food or liquids entering the airway, known as aspiration) or post-swallow residue(i.e., material remaining in the throat after the swallow). This study is a one-time visit that will last about 1 hour.
Adults (18+) with a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD)
For additional study information, please contact Kelby Magennis:
- (352) 273-9725
Can be done from home
KeywordsParkinson disease, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease - resources, Neurology
Principal InvestigatorEmily K. Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP
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