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Improving Quality of Life among Stroke Patients with Dysphagia: A Case Report

*Yuet - Ying WONG

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000307

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    • Division of Nursing & Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong
    • 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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Abstract

Dysphagia is a disorder that includes any dysfunction from chewing in the mouth to the passage of the bolus into the oesophagus [1]. In the United States, 50%-75% of nursing home residents are estimated as having dysphagia [2]. Dysphagia increases the risk of aspiration pneumonia by up to sevenfold [3] and leads high mortality rates of up to 40% [1]. The most common treatment for patients with dysphagia is the introduction of feeding tubes to prevent aspiration pneumonia [4]. Hence, this paper illustrates the interventions and treatments for stroke patients with dysphagia and the problems encountered by them.

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