Instrument Variable Name: VSLSWDG
What diagnoses or reasons were you told caused your problems swallowing?
*Enter all that apply, separate with commas.
02 Neurological cause (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, post-polio syndrome, dementia, etc.)
03 Cancer anywhere in the head, neck, or throat
04 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
05 Congestive heart failure (CHF)
06 Head/neck injury
07 Arthritic changes in the neck (arthritis, cervical osteophyte)
08 Advancing age (deterioration of muscle function with age_sarcopenia)
09 Prescription medication or drugs
99 Don't Know
UniverseText: Sample adults 18+ who have ever had a diagnosis for a swallowing problem that lasted a week or longer
(1-10,R,D) [cycle through VSLSPDG, VSLLGDG if applicable]; then if VSLVYR=1 or VSLSWYR=1 or VSLSPYR=1 or VSLLGYR=1 [goto VSLVDYS, VSLSWDYS, VSLSPDYS, VSLLGDYS series]; else [goto VSLINTYR]