A study of factors influenced by independence of swallowing Misako Higashijima 1 , Keiko Inoue 1 , Keiko Hibino 1 1Department of Restorative Science Faculty of Medical Professions Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare Keyword: (摂食・嚥下障害) , (機能的嚥下障害) , (治療計画) , swallowing disorder , functional disorder of swallowing , treatment plan pp.212-218
Published Date 1998/6/15
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 The purpose of this study was to determine the prognosis for swallowing and to create an efficient swallowing treatment plan by identifying the factors involved in independence of swallowing. The method consisted of comparison of nine factors from the evaluation at the beginning of occupational therapy with the swallowing ability at the time of discharge from the hospital. The results indicated that the independence of swallowing at the time of discharge was significantly related to problems of the pharyngeal phase, aspiration, consciousness, dementia, and sitting balance at the beginning of therapy. The results suggest that these five factors are important in determining the swallowing prognosis and in creating an efficient treatment plan for swallowing.

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