ERA

Download the full-sized PDF of Determining functional outcome criteria in wait list assessment for patients with head and neck cancerDownload the full-sized PDF

Analytics

Share

Permanent link (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7939/R30R9MG6G

Download

Export to: EndNote  |  Zotero  |  Mendeley

Communities

This file is in the following communities:

Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of

Collections

This file is in the following collections:

Theses and Dissertations

Determining functional outcome criteria in wait list assessment for patients with head and neck cancer Open Access

Descriptions

Other title
Subject/Keyword
Head and Neck Cancer
Functional Outcomes
Wait Lists
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Roberts, Genevieve M
Supervisor and department
Rieger, Jana (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Examining committee member and department
Woodhouse, Linda (Physical Therapy)
Wolfaardt, John (Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery)
Department
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Specialization
Speech-Language Pathology
Date accepted
2016-11-03T09:26:43Z
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to contribute to the development of a waiting list prioritization tool, the Jaw Reconstruction Rehabilitation (JRR) tool, for use with head and neck cancer patients who are waiting for oral rehabilitation with osseointegrated implants. The JRR had previously included subjective ratings of speech and swallowing function after reconstructive surgery that were made by a maxillofacial prosthodontist (MFP). However, these ratings were not found to be predictive of patient urgency ratings (based on function and other relevant factors) that were made by the same clinicians. This was of concern given the importance of function to patients. The current study involved the addition of two objective performance-based measures of function: the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Tool (MBSImp) and the Computerized Assessment of Intelligibility in Dysarthric Speakers (C-AIDS), and two patient-reported measures of function: the M.D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) and the Speech Handicap Index (SHI). Regression analysis indicated that the JRR tool, even with the addition of the new outcome measures, is only a weak predictor of the statistical variance in patients’ urgency ratings and, thus, should not be used as a prioritization tool. Recommendations for future work on the development of this tool include the addition of inter-rater reliability testing and training clinicians to use the tool.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R30R9MG6G
Rights
This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
Citation for previous publication

File Details

Date Uploaded
Date Modified
2016-11-03T15:26:44.668+00:00
Audit Status
Audits have not yet been run on this file.
Characterization
File format: pdf (PDF/A)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 1576326
Last modified: 2017:06:13 12:16:51-06:00
Filename: Roberts_Genevieve_M_201610_Msc.pdf
Original checksum: fe1dbfec193ada2ed35c8aa05d7f6b33
Activity of users you follow
User Activity Date