Speech and swallowing symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis: a survey.

@article{Hartelius1994SpeechAS,
  title={Speech and swallowing symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis: a survey.},
  author={Lena Hartelius and P Svensson},
  journal={Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={9-17}
}
A survey of approximately 460 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) or multiple sclerosis (MS) shows that speech and swallowing difficulties are very frequent within these groups. Seventy percent of the PD patients and 44% of the MS patients had experienced impairment of speech and voice after the onset of their disease. Forty-one percent of the PD patients and 33% of the MS patients indicated impairment of chewing and swallowing abilities. The speech disorder was regarded as one of their… CONTINUE READING