Corresponding author:Yuet - Ying WONG, Division of Nursing & Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong
Received: August 16, 2017; Published: August 29, 2017
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Dysphagia is a disorder that includes any dysfunction from chewing in the mouth to the passage of the bolus into the oesophagus . In the United States, 50%-75% of nursing home residents are estimated as having dysphagia . Dysphagia increases the risk of aspiration pneumonia by up to sevenfold  and leads high mortality rates of up to 40% . The most common treatment for patients with dysphagia is the introduction of feeding tubes to prevent aspiration pneumonia . Hence, this paper illustrates the interventions and treatments for stroke patients with dysphagia and the problems encountered by them.