A Database Information Storage and Reporting System for Videofluorographic Oropharyngeal Motility (OPM) Swallowing Evaluations This article describes a computer database system for standardized recording and reporting of information regarding videofluorographic oropharyngeal motility (OPM) evaluations of swallowing. The system was custom-designed to fit the administrative, clinical, and research needs of the University of Chicago Center for Speech and Swallowing Disorders. No knowledge of programming languages ... Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   May 01, 1994
A Database Information Storage and Reporting System for Videofluorographic Oropharyngeal Motility (OPM) Swallowing Evaluations
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Michael P. Karnell, PhD
    The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, 200 Hawkins Drive, E230 GH, Iowa City, IA 52242-1078
  • Ellen MacCracken
    The University of Chicago, Illinois
  • Karnell was Director of the Center for Speech and Swallowing Disorders at the University of Chicago when this report was written and submitted. He is currently affiliated with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa.
    Karnell was Director of the Center for Speech and Swallowing Disorders at the University of Chicago when this report was written and submitted. He is currently affiliated with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa.×
Article Information
Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   May 01, 1994
A Database Information Storage and Reporting System for Videofluorographic Oropharyngeal Motility (OPM) Swallowing Evaluations
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1994, Vol. 3, 54-60. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0302.54
History: Received May 7, 1993 , Accepted January 25, 1994
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1994, Vol. 3, 54-60. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0302.54
History: Received May 7, 1993; Accepted January 25, 1994

This article describes a computer database system for standardized recording and reporting of information regarding videofluorographic oropharyngeal motility (OPM) evaluations of swallowing. The system was custom-designed to fit the administrative, clinical, and research needs of the University of Chicago Center for Speech and Swallowing Disorders. No knowledge of programming languages was required to design the system. The system is described as it is used to track patient information and financial data as well as to store and report findings of OPM studies. The system is presented as a model from which similar multifunction database programs may be designed to serve the needs of professionals involved in assessment and management of swallowing disorders.

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