Dysphagia | Dysphagia and Pneumonia
Dysphagia research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
To determine the prevalence of dysphagia among Danish patients hospitalized with pneumonia and to test whether it is possible to reduce the swallowing disorders by changing the consistence of food and drink. Patients hospitalized in the period from the 1st of September 2013 to the 31st of March 2014 will be tested by an occupational therapist for dysphagia within the first 24 hours of their hospitalization. The endpoints will be number of hospitalization days, rehospitalisation and mortality. If the test is positive, the patient will get a diet of a manageable consistency to avoid dysphagia.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - have to be hospitalized due to pneumonia - Admitted on a lung ward Exclusion Criteria: - if patient suffers from dementia - if patient is palliative, e.g. cancer patients
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Start Date: October 2013
Completed Date: April 2015
Primary Outcome: Rehospitalization
Secondary Outcome: Mortality rate
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Lead Sponsor: Vendsyssel Hospital