Perspectives, SIG 13, Vol. 2, Part 4, 2017
Angela Malek, Kendrea Garand, and John Luque provided a concise overview of the different types of clinical research study designs using examples from the swallowing literature. Joanne Patterson and Camilla Dawson extended the discussion by providing us with tips and tools to critically appraise qualitative literature. Further, Dr. Katherine Hutcheson provided an overview of the basic steps to translate a clinical question into a research question and discussed practical considerations for planning a research study. Dr. Bonnie Martin Harris, Dr. Kendrea Garand, and Dr. Kate Humphries presented a thorough review of the innovation, dissemination and implementation of the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP©TM) for clinicians. Finally, Clare Burns and Laurelie Wall discussed key considerations for speech-language pathologists to use telepractice services in the management of patients with head and neck cancer.
You will be able
- identify the advantages and disadvantages of common study designs utilized in the field of dysphagia
- discuss how qualitative methodology has been used in dysphagia research
- construct a clinical question according to PICO standards and discuss considerations for developing a related research project
- identify the benefits of using a standardized, validated and reliable protocol and interpretation method to assess swallowing physiology
- provide examples of current evidence-based telepractice service models used in the delivery of speech-language pathology head and neck cancer services
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