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Speech and Swallowing Characteristics of Patients After Laryngectomy and the Effect on Quality of Life

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01607138
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2012 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Swallowing and speech difficulties will be observed in patients post laryngectomy. These difficulties will cause decreased in quality of life.

Condition or disease
Cancer of the Larynx

Detailed Description:
This study will explore the characteristics of speech and swallowing problems of patients who underwent laryngectomy.The relationship between swallowing disturbances and speech difficulties will be studied and the effect of each problem on quality of life will be messured.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Speech and Swallowing Characteristics of Patients After Laryngectomy and the Effect on Quality of Life
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Total laryngectomy
A group of patients who underwent total laryngectomy with trechea esophageal puncture (TEP)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Speech and swallowing characteristics of patients post laryngectomy [ Time Frame: At the completion of data collection -1 year ]
    After recording the patients' speech the speech characteristics will be analysed according to specific parameters. Also after performing swallowing eveluation swallowing disturbances will be diagnosed and described.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The relationship between speech and swallowing disturbances of patients post laryngectomy [ Time Frame: 1 year at the completion of data collection ]
    After analyzing the speech and swallowing disturbances of patients post laryngectomy, the relationship between these variables will be examined.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
40 adult patients, ages 35-80 y/o who underwent total laryngectomy and a trechea esophageal puncture was performed for the use of voice prothesis.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients post total laryngectomy with voice prothesis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who can not read and respod to questions

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01607138

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Contact: Jacob T Cohen, MD 0524266364
Contact: Yael Manor, PhD 0524266942

Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Jacob T Cohen, PhD Tel Aviv Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT01607138    
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-12-CTJ-224-CTIL
First Posted: May 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012
Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
swallowing disturbances
speech disturbances
speech intelligibility
voice prothesis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Laryngeal Neoplasms
Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Laryngeal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases