Study: Swallowing Impairment in People Recovering from COVID-19 Infection

Speech-Language Pathology Rehabilitation Science / McMaster University
Posting Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Closing Date:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 9:30am

Please contact our study coordinator to find out more information about the study. You can reach us at or 226-808-4757.

The aim of this study is to learn more about swallowing in people recovering from COVID-19 infection.

Participating in the study involves two sessions (one virtual, one in-person), each approximately 30 minutes in length, taking place at WentworthHalton X-ray and Ultrasound Clinic in Hamilton.

We will be collecting the following information

• Brief medical history

• Tongue strength: Participants will press on an air-filled bulb with their tongue

• Cough strength: Participants will cough as hard as they can into a small handheld device

• Water swallow screening: Participants will swallow water from a cup

• Video x-ray swallowing study: Participants will swallow thin and thickened liquids mixed with barium under X-ray in order to see their swallow (this is a routine clinical test for people who have swallowing difficulties).

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