Quantifying swallowing function after stroke: A functional dysphagia scale based on videofluoroscopic studies.

@article{Han2001QuantifyingSF,
  title={Quantifying swallowing function after stroke: A functional dysphagia scale based on videofluoroscopic studies.},
  author={Tai Ryoon Han and Nam Jong Paik and Jin Woo Park},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={677-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a sensitive, specific scale for quantifying functional dysphagia in stroke patients, using results obtained from videofluoroscopic swallowing studies. DESIGN Data collected from a serial oral and pharyngeal videofluoroscopic swallowing study. SETTING A dysphagia clinic in a department of rehabilitation medicine at a tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS One hundred three consecutively admitted stroke patients. INTERVENTIONS Videoflurorscopy to measure a… CONTINUE READING
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