Monday, March 9, 2015

Purpose Statement ~ Dissertation Blog Post 3

(Tobin, 2012)


Purpose Statement
The purpose of this study is to determine the intra-rater reliability of diet recommendations and compensatory strategies evaluated through the modified barium swallow study (MBS) and the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES) in individuals with and without dysphagia. By determining a strong intra-rater reliability clinicians may have the opportunity for an accessible instrumental assessment of swallow. Conversely, if a low intra-rater reliability is found then researchers may have the opportunity of further exploration into accessible instrumental studies.


Research Questions
  1. How do diet recommendations evaluated through MBS compare to diet recommendations evaluated through FEES?

  1. How do recommended compensatory strategies evaluated through MBS compare to recommended compensatory strategies evaluated through FEES?

  1. What is the intra-rater reliability of diet recommendations and compensatory strategies evaluated through the MBS versus FEES in individuals with dysphagia?

  1. What is the intra-rater reliability of diet recommendations and compensatory strategies evaluated through MBS versus FEES in individuals without dysphagia?


  1. How does the intra-rater reliability of diet recommendations and compensatory strategies evaluated through MBS versus FEES in individuals with dysphagia compare to the intra-rater reliability in individuals without dysphagia?
References


Tobin, J. (2012, June 12). Why You Need a Purpose Statement. Retrieved March 10, 2015, from http://jeffreytobin.com/2012/06/04/why-you-need-a-purpose-statement/

4 comments:

  1. Great job Mallory! What about changing RQs 1 and 2 to

    1. How do diet recommendations evaluated through MBS compare to diet recommendations evaluated through FEES?

    2. How do recommended compensatory strategies evaluated through MBS compare to recommended compensatory strategies evaluated through FEES?

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