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dc.contributor.authorWells, Maryen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKing, Emmaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorToft, Kateen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMacAulay, Fionaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Joanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDougall, Nadineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHulbert-Williams, Nicken_UK
dc.contributor.authorBoa, Sallyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSlaven, Eleanoren_UK
dc.contributor.authorCowie, Julieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcGarva, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNiblock, Patricia Gailen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPhilp, Julieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRoe, Justinen_UK
dc.description.abstractHead and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and the functional, psychological and social consequences of HNC cancer and its treatment can be severe and chronic. Dysphagia (swallowing problems) affects up to two thirds of patients undergoing combined chemoradiotherapy. Recent reviews suggest that prophylactic swallowing exercises may improve a range of short- and long-term outcomes; however, the importance of psychological and behavioural factors on adherence to swallowing exercises has not been adequately studied. This study aims to develop and test the feasibility of a Swallowing intervention Package (SiP) designed in partnership with patients, speech and language therapists (SLTs) and other members of the head and neck multi-disciplinary team (MDT), for patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy (CRT) or radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer.en_UK
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_UK
dc.relationWells M, King E, Toft K, MacAulay F, Patterson J, Dougall N, Hulbert-Williams N, Boa S, Slaven E, Cowie J, McGarva J, Niblock PG, Philp J & Roe J (2016) Development and feasibility of a Swallowing intervention Package (SiP) for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer - the SiP study protocol, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2 (1), Art. No.: 40.
dc.relationImproving quality of life and swallowing function in patients with head and neck cancer: Development and feasibility of a Swallowing Intervention Pack (SIP)en_UK
dc.rights© The Author(s). 2016 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en_UK
dc.subjectHead and necken_UK
dc.subjectStudy protocolen_UK
dc.titleDevelopment and feasibility of a Swallowing intervention Package (SiP) for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer - the SiP study protocolen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePilot and Feasibility Studiesen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderChief Scientist Officeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Lothianen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNinewells Hospital & Medical Schoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCity Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Chesteren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationStrathcarron Hospiceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Greater Glasgow & Clydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Forth Valleyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Taysideen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Fifeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationThe Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trusten_UK
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