Sydney Swallow Questionnaire: Translation of a Questionnaire Relating to the Function of Swallowing and Validation of the German Version

Translation of the Sydney Swallow Questionnaire and Validation of the German Version


Lead sponsor: University of Zurich

Source University of Zurich
Brief Summary

Translation of a validated questionnaire (SSQ) from english to german and validation of the german version. The SSQ consists of 17 well-structured questions for the assessment and quantification of patient reported difficulties in swallowing function. The tool is specifically designed to evaluate important aspects of swallowing function The questions cover the symptoms related to combinations of variables like the anatomic region, type of dysfunction, and the consistency of swallowed bolus.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date May 2013
Completion Date December 2013
Primary Completion Date December 2013
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Percentage of patients able to understand and fill out the german translation of the questionnaire Baseline
Enrollment 30

Intervention type: Procedure

Intervention name: Questionnaire


Sampling method: Non-Probability Sample


Inclusion criteria: - patients with diagnosed dysphagia "of any causes"

- sufficient proficiency in german

- voluntary participation

Exclusion criteria: - insufficient knowledge of the german language

- cognitive limitations

- reduced general state of health

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: 99 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Joerg E Bohlender, MD Principal Investigator University Hospital Zurich, Division of Otorhinolaryngology
University Hospital Zurich, Division of Otorhinolaryngology
Location Countries


Verification Date

December 2015

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Study Design Info

Observational model: Case-Only

Time perspective: Prospective