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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: P1, RC
Identifiers:doi:10.1002/hed.24291
Background\ud The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Swallowing Outcomes After Laryngectomy (SOAL) in a large group of people who underwent a laryngectomy.\ud \ud Methods\ud We conducted a cross-sectional psychometric study of laryngectomy patients (minimum 3 months posttreatment) attending routine hospital follow-up for the psychometric evaluation of SOAL.\ud \ud Results\ud One hundred ten people participated in this study. Thirteen percent of the patients had a laryngectomy, 63% had laryngectomy with radiotherapy, and 24% had laryngectomy with chemoradiation therapy. The SOAL showed good quality of data (minimal missing data and floor effects); good internal consistency (α = 0.91); and adequate test–retest reliability (intra-class correlation coefficient = 0.73). In terms of validity, it differentiated people by treatment group (F(2,85) = 8.02; p = .001) and diet texture group (t(102) = −7.33; p < .001).\ud \ud Conclusion\ud The SOAL demonstrates good validity and has potential for use in research. Further study is required to determine its clinical application. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 38: E1639–E1645, 2016
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