Author

Amanda Murphy

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Mersbergen, Miriam van

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

Aim: The following study aimed to understand how age influences self-report measures of quality-of-life. Ultimately, this will help interpret quality-of-life measures in younger and older adults. It will also clarify the relation among age, quality-of-life, and the perception of swallowing impairment in individuals with dysphagia. Hypothesis: Younger cohorts expenencmg adverse swallowing conditions will be more likely to report lower perceived general quality-of-life on self-report measures of swallowing impairment when compared to older cohorts as a result of health optimism.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

36 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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