Why do clinicians choose the therapies and techniques they do? Exploring clinical decision-making via treatment selections in dysphagia practice

  title={Why do clinicians choose the therapies and techniques they do? Exploring clinical decision-making via treatment selections in dysphagia practice},
  author={Arlene McCurtin and Chiara Healy},
  journal={International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology},
  pages={69 - 76}
  • A. McCurtin, Chiara Healy
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Abstract Purpose: Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are assumed to use evidence-based practice to inform treatment decisions. However, the reasoning underpinning treatment selections is not well known. Understanding why SLPs choose the treatments they do may be clarified by exploring the reasoning tied to specific treatments such as dysphagia interventions. Method: An electronic survey methodology was utilised. Participants were accessed via the gatekeepers of two national dysphagia special… 

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