The Effect of Direct Swallowing Treatment on the Swallowing Function and Quality of Life of the Stroke Patient
뇌졸중 환자의 직접 삼킴 치료가 삼킴 기능과 삶의 질에 미치는 효과

Eun-Jin Seo, Hyon-Hui Beak, Jeong-Ja Kim
2013 The Journal of the Korea institute of electronic communication sciences  
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of direct swallowing treatment on recovering swallowing functions and quality of life. The study was performed over three weeks from December 3 to 21, 2012 for one dysphagia patient who was diagnosed with a stroke. The study design was carried out using a reversal design (AB) in single-subject experimental research. The direct swallowing treatment were implemented by a total of 10 times, five times a week and 20 minutes for each
more » ... for each treatment, and the results of the treatment were compared and analyzed based on the differences in scores during the treatment period of the baseline and swallowing treatment. After completing the direct swallowing treatment, the swallowing function in stroke patients was improved and the improved swallowing function affected the quality of life positively. Based on the results of this study, it is necessary to make efforts to improve the swallowing function and quality of life in patients through applying such early direct swallowing treatment with oral intakes for the subjects who can take direct swallowing treatment in clinics.
doi:10.13067/jkiecs.2013.8.9.1413 fatcat:is2m5eitoberbm5p55lnwitizm