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Swallowing Disturbance Questionnaire (SDQ)

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Supplemental: Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) – There are no references to support this measure in pediatrics; not recommended for youth < 18.
Short Description of Instrument
The Swallowing Disturbance Questionnaire (SDQ) is a 15-item scale that assesses swallowing in Parkinsons Disease and dysphagia.
It was originally developed as part of a study examining correlations between objective measures of dysphagia and symptoms of dysphagia.
Each question is scored on a 4-point categorical scale (0–4) with 0 meaning "Never" and 4 meaning "Very Frequently. More than 7 times a week."
Manor Y, Giladi N, Cohen A, Fliss DM, Cohen JT. Validation of a swallowing disturbance questionnaire for detecting dysphagia in patients with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2007;22(13):1917-1921.
Perez Lloret S, Pirán Arce G, Rossi M, Caivano Nemet ML, Salsamendi P, Merello M. Validation of a new scale for the evaluation of sialorrhea in patients with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2007;22(1):107-111.


Document last updated April 2020