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SWAMECO questionnaire (SWAllowing difficulties with MEdication intake and COping strategies)
Project funded by own resources
Project title SWAMECO questionnaire (SWAllowing difficulties with MEdication intake and COping strategies)
Principal Investigator(s) Arnet, Isabelle
Co-Investigator(s) Messerli, Markus
Hersberger, Kurt
Organisation / Research unit Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften / Pharmaceutical Care (Hersberger)
Project start 06.01.2016
Probable end 31.12.2022
Status Completed

We developed in 2016 a novel self-report questionnaire to assess subjective swallowing difficulties (SD) with medication intake and their practical consequences in ambulatory patients. The questionnaire consisted of 30 items divided into 5 sections Complaints, Intensity, Localization, Coping strategies, and Adherence. We validated it in people suffering from systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare multisystem autoimmune disease that often leads to swallowing problems with food and liquids with progression. Then, we validated it in 2018/19 in the general population. The translation in English was performed in 2019/2020 as an exchange project at the University of York (Ireland). Now we will reshape the questionnaire to its use in pharmacy practice and develop tailored interventions.

Keywords swallowing difficulties, dysphagia, general population
Financed by University funds

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
3957329  Messerli, Markus; Aschwanden, Rebecca; Buslau, Michael; Hersberger, Kurt E.; Arnet, Isabelle  Swallowing difficulties with medication intake assessed with a novel self-report questionnaire in patients with systemic sclerosis - a cross-sectional population study  1177-889X  Patient Preference and Adherence  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 

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