Establishing a standardized approach regarding health-related quality of life assessment and speech in Ugandan patients with cleft palate

January 2018 to December 2018
palatal closure
speech therapy
speech language
cleft palate
quality of life
Research fields
Medicine and Health Sciences

The fist aim is to assess Ugandan's patients with cleft palate's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and to evaluate the influence of living in a developing country and timing of palatal closure on HRQoL. Second, a close collaboration with Uganda speech language therapists to exchange knowledge and to work out challenges regarding speech therapy delivery is aimed for.