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Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Acute Stroke Patients

(2015) Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Acute Stroke Patients. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. pp. 1-3. ISSN 2383-2894

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Abstract

Background: The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of different kinds of swallowing disorder and it’s severity in patients after stroke. Patients and Methods: In this cross sectional study, 91 consecutive stroke patients were screened by the Northwestern Dysphagia Patient Check Sheet (NDPCS) and the Gugging Swallowing Screen (GUSS). Results: Forty seven percent of those assessed demonstrated signs of oropharyngeal dysphagia. Mild dysphagia was seen in (10.98%) patients, moderate dysphagia was present in 14.28% and 22% patients had severe dysphagia. Conclusions: Dysphagia is common after acute stroke and its presence can have serious consequences. These results emphasize the importance of assessment and management of swallowing function in stroke patients.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Stroke; Dysphagia; Oropharyngeal
Subjects: QZ Pathology > QZ 140-180 Pathologic Processes
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Rehabilitation > Department of Speech and Language Pathology
Page Range: pp. 1-3
Journal or Publication Title: Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences
Journal Index: ISC
Volume: 17
Number: 8
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.17795/zjrms1067
ISSN: 2383-2894
Depositing User: خانم شهره شهرکی
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3159

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