DETERMINING RESPONSE CURVE FOR TACTILE-THERMAL APPLICATION: A PILOT STUDYBy Rosenbek, Ph.D., John C. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI; Rehabilitation R & D Progress Reports, 1995, Vol 33
(Pages: 188-189) Publication Date: June 1996
The aim of this pilot study is to develop a response curve for tactile-thermal application (TTA), the widely used treatment for dysphagia. Hospitalized dysphagic stroke patients were randomly assigned to treatment groups receiving 150, 300, 450, or 600 trials per week for 2 weeks (a trial consisted of of three rubs of TTA on each of the faucial pillars and one swallow). Swallowing ability assessment was by videofluoroscopic examination. The authors report their results.
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