Researchers at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania are conducting a study on the assessment and treatment of airway disorders caused by laryngeal obstruction (e.g., paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder, vocal cord dysfunction, irritable larynx syndrome, etc). They are looking to reach survey participants in the following fields: speech-language pathology, laryngology/otolaryngology, pulmonology, allergy, gastroenterology, and psychology.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the current assessment and treatment protocols of this airway disorder. Benefits to future patients and society include gaining a better understanding of assessment and treatment methods of this airway issue. This study will also provide awareness for future research on the assessment and treatment of laryngeal obstruction. The survey asks questions related to the diagnosis of this airway disorder, different assessment and treatment methods, and the success of current intervention strategies.
The survey should only take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. It will ask participants for their geographic location and work setting solely for demographic purposes.