Call for Patients to Complete a Questionnaire: Hereditary Neuropathy and Vocal Cord Problems

It has been known for some time that certain types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder (CMT) involve the muscles of the larynx (voice box), and there is reason to think that such problems may be more common than doctors have realized. The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation is supporting a major new research effort to shed light on this problem. As part of this work, we are interested in learning how many people with CMT have problems that may be related to weakness of the vocal folds (vocal cords).
You qualify to complete the questionnaire if you are 18 years old or older and have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder. If you agree to be in this study, you will complete a web based questionnaire about your symptoms and disease. It will take about fifteen minutes to complete the questionnaire. There are no known risks associated with your participation in this research beyond those of everyday life. You will not be paid for participating in this questionnaire. To join in this study, click here.
If you have questions or wish to report a research-related problem, you may contact Celia Stewart, Ph.D. at 212-998-5262, For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects, New York University, 212-998-4808 or

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