Effects of Neuro Muscular Electrical Stimulation on Swallowing Function and Quality of Life in Subjects with Post Stroke Dysphagia
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Dysphagia is otherwise known as swallowing dysfunction, It can lead to secondary complications of neurological disorders can cause Aspiration of substances into the trachea below the vocal folds. Repeated instances of aspiration can lead to pneumonia and death. Reduced swallowing function as well as reduced their quality of life.
Aim and Objective
To determine the effects of Neuromuscular electrical stimulation on swallowing function and quality of life in post stroke dysphagia.
Quasi Experimental study design was used in this study, Total 30 post stroke dysphagia subjects were selected according to the Inclusion and exclusion criteria. All 30 post stroke dysphagic subjects underwent pre test measurement like FOIS and quality of life questionnaire. Followed by Neuro Muscular treatment for Physyngeal Muscles for 2 weeks. At the end of second week all the subjects were measured by post intervention FOIS and Quality of life. All the values were tabulated and statistically analyzed.
The collected data was tabulated and analysed using paired t test. There was a significant change in Pre and post measurement values. P value was P< 0.0001.
From this study it is concluded that Neuro muscular electrical stimulation in Post stroke dysphagic patients improved swallowing function and quality of life.
FOIS, Quality of life, NMES, Post stroke dysphagia.