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MSc (Dysphagia) Thesis Titles

Here is a sample of dissertation topics from recent alumni:

2016 Graduates

Laura Brogan Validation of the Choking Risk Scale in Adults with Intellectual Disability

Teresa Wiesinger Current Practices of Speech and Language Therapists Carrying Out Oesophageal Screens During Videofluoroscopy

Jessica Sinclair Perspectives of nursing staff on the ROSE Feeding Checklist

Blaithin McArdle The Efficacy and safety of Free Water Protocols: A systematic review

Angeliki Zarkada Inter-rater reliability of the Dysphagia Outcome Severity Scale

Julie Keane Identifying signs of pharyngeal dysphagia on clinical bedside swallow examination in acute stroke

Kate Bree Exploration of family caregivers’ lived experience of oropharyngeal dysphagia as a result of MS

Nina Sivan Development of a new objective measurement device to evaluate hyolaryngeal excursion during swallowing at the bedside

Aoife Stack Patterns of oromotor and FEDS difficulties in chiildren with Down Syndrome

 

2015 Graduates

Sybil Bechet The diagnostic accuracy of the modified evan’s blue dye test in detecting aspiration in patients with tracheostomy: a systematic review

Orla Gilheaney The effectiveness of endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy on upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction in adults with upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction and neurological disease: a systematic review

Aisling Kiely Exploring the decision making practices of speech and language therapists regarding oral taste programmes for children with dysphagia: an international study

Olivia Kerrigan Botulinim toxin as an intervention for drooling in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review 

Hannah Scully ‘It’s really very disturbing to me: the social reality and real-life challenges of living with oro-pharyngeal dysphagia

 

Research Output from Postgraduate Students

 

McArdle B, Weisinger C, Humphreys C, Walshe M, Free Water Protocols for Adults with Dysphagia: Establishing the evidence for implementation, 2016, 6th ESSD CongressMilan, Italy14-15th October , Dysphagia , 2017Conference Paper, 2017

Zarkada, A, Regan, J. Inter-rater reliability of the Dysphagia Outcome and Severiy Scale, 2016, 6th ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 14-15th October, Dysphagia, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Carey A, Barrett A, Walshe M, Finger stimulation protocols prior to oral or gavage feeds to promote oral feeding in pre term infants , Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp294-Poster, 2016

Furey S, La Morgia F, Walshe M, Diagnostic accuracy of cervical auscultation in the identification of oropharyngeal aspiration: A systematic review, Dysphagia,Congress European Society for Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp250 - 250Published Abstract, 2016

Bechet S, Hill F, Gilheaney O, Walshe M, Diagnostic accuracy of the Modified Evan's Blue Dye Test in Detecting Aspiration in Patients with Tracheostomy: A systematic review of the evidence, Dysphagia, Early online, 2016Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Bechet S, Hill F, Walshe M, Diagnostic accuracy of the Modified Evan's Blue Dye Test in detecting aspiration in patients with tracheostomy: A systematic review. , Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp250-Published Abstract, 2016

Gilheaney O, Kerr P, Bechet S, Walshe M, Effectiveness of endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy in adults with neurological disease: systematic review, Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 130, (12), 2016, p1077 - 1085Journal Article, 2016

Jazzar O, Walshe M, Role and current practice of SLTs in NICUs in Saudi Arabia: A national survey , Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp280-Poster, 2016

Scully, H. Walsh, I.P. , "It's really very disturbing ot me": The Social Reality and Real-Life Challenges of Living with Oro-Pharyngeal Dysphagia, 5th Congress of European Society of Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain October 2015 , 2015

Woods R, Constantinou A, Walshe M, The diagnostic accuracy of the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability for detecting dysphagia and aspiration in a cohort of people with Multiple Sclerosis, Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp250-Published Abstract, 2016

Barrett A, Carey A, Walshe M, A Mixed Methods Study Examining the Experiences of dysphagia for people with MS, Dysphagia , Congress European Society for Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain1st - 3rd Oct 2015, (31), 2016, pp298-Poster, 2016

McEntee A, Walshe M, La Morgia F, , Evaluating the effectiveness of a dysphagia training programme in a residential care setting: Applicability of the Kirkpatrick model. , Dysphagia , Congress European Society for Swallowing DisordersBarcelona, Spain1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp260-Published Abstract, 2016

Conway A, Gilheaney O, McTiernan K, Walshe M, Validating a Novel Tongue Pressure Measurement Device: Research challenges , Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders CongressBrussels, BelgiumOct 23rd 25th 2014, 30, 2015, pp242-Conference Paper, 2015

Hill F, McCabe D, Murphy SM, Walsh RA, Walshe M, Respiratory Swallow Phase Patterns and Swallow Apnoea Duration in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders CongressBrussels, Belgium22nd - 23rd Oct 2014, 30, (2), 2015, pp232- Conference Paper, 2015

Chiang M, Walshe M, Rehabilitation for Upper Oesophageal Dysfunction for Adults with Neurological Dysphagia: An Evidence Based Systematic Review, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders CongressMalmo, Sweden12-14th Sept 2013, 29, 2014, pp149Conference Paper, 2014

Sakellariou V, Walshe M, Medication Swallowing Difficulties reported by adults with IPD and dysphagia, Dysphagia, European Society of Swallowing Disorders CongressBarcelona, Spain26-27th October 2012, 28, 2013, pp314-Poster, 2013

Sdravou K, Walshe M, Dagdilelis L, Effects of carbonated liquids on oropharyngeal swallowing measures in people with neurogenic dysphagia, Dysphagia, 27, 2012, p240 - 250Journal Article, 2012

Gialatzopoulou E & Walshe M, Dysphagia practice in Greece: International comparisons, UK Swallow Research GroupLondon16-17th February, 2012Conference Paper, 2012

Senekki-Florent P & Walshe M, Profile of Preterm Infants admitted to a NICU in Cyprus (2009-2010), Dysphagia , Dysphagia Research Society MeetingToronto, Canada7th - 10th March , 27, 2012, pp613-Conference Paper, 2012

McWeeney C, Walshe M & Hardiman O, The Experience of Dysphagia in People with Motor Neurone Disease and Its Impact on Their Quality of Life, UK Swallowing Research GroupLondon, UK4th - 5th February, 2010Poster, 2010

Regan J, Walshe M, Tobin WO , Immediate Effects of Thermal-Tactile Stimulation on Timing of Swallow in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease., Dysphagia , 25, (3), 2010, p207 - 215Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Regan J, Walshe M, McMahon B, Evaluation of Upper Oesophageal Sphincter Opening: Room for Improvement , IASLT Biennial Conference Galway 22nd - 23rd October , 2009Conference Paper, 2009

Healy A & Walshe M, Swallow Screening in Acute Hospital Care: Preparing the Groundwork , IASLT Biennial ConferenceGalway Ireland 22nd - 23rd October , 2009Poster, 2009