Determination of Accurate Screening Tools for Dysphagia in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy

Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to determine how accurate different tests are at identifying swallowing difficulties in persons with OPMD.

Procedures

  • In-person clinic examinations 
  • Swallowing x-ray study
  • Cough testing
  • Tongue pressure examination 
  • Tongue function examination 

Eligibility

    • 18 Years to 80 Years
    • Diagnosis of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
    • No allergies to barium or capsaicin
    • No tracheotomy or mechanical ventilation
    • No significant concurrent respiratory disease (e.g., COPD)

For additional study information, please contact Kelby Magennis:

Age

18 to 65
65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

No

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, muscular dystrophy, Muscular dystrophy - resources

Principal Investigator

Emily K. Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

kmagennis@phhp.ufl.edu

(352) 273-9725


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