Reliable Lip Force Measurement in Healthy Controls and in Patients with Stroke: A Methodologic Study

@article{Hgg2007ReliableLF,
  title={Reliable Lip Force Measurement in Healthy Controls and in Patients with Stroke: A Methodologic Study},
  author={Mary H{\"a}gg and Margaretha Olgarsson and Matti Anniko},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={291-296}
}
A prefabricated oral screen has shown promising results as a muscle self-training device to improve the lip function of stroke patients affected by oropharyngeal dysphagia. However, a technique for the measurement of lip muscle force, whether in healthy individuals or in stroke patients, is lacking. The present study was designed to (1) test the intra- and interreliability of lip force measurements by means of a newly devised Lip Force Meter, LF100, (2) determine a normal lower limit for lip… CONTINUE READING