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dc.contributor.authorEpps, D.
dc.contributor.authorRussell, J.W.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, T.
dc.contributor.authorDiaz-Abad, M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-16T15:58:25Z
dc.date.available2020-03-16T15:58:25Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85080843164&doi=10.1097%2fCND.0000000000000281&partnerID=40&md5=8655ed26dbe275c5d63bd9a9cc69410d
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/12234
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the evaluation and management of dysphagia in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients by speech-language pathologists (SLPs). METHODS: A 15-question web-based survey sent to SLPs in general clinical practice. RESULTS: Forty-nine SLPs responded. Although only 8 (17.0%) of the SLPs worked in ALS clinics, 46 (93.9%) had worked with ALS patients. A variety of dysphagia evaluation protocols were used by 43 (97.7%) SLPs. Most SLPs, 40 (88.9%), recommended instrumental assessments, but timing and indication varied greatly: 19 (42.2%) SLPs recommended this at baseline even without bulbar symptoms, whereas others recommended this based on symptoms and/or clinical assessments. CONCLUSIONS: There is currently no uniform approach as to the indication, timing, and specific methods to use in the evaluation of dysphagia in ALS patients among SLPs. There is need for further research to assist in the development of definitive guideline recommendations for this population.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1097/CND.0000000000000281en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of clinical neuromuscular disease
dc.subjectdysphagiaen_US
dc.subjectspeech-language pathologistsen_US
dc.subjectswallowing difficultiesen_US
dc.subject.meshAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosisen_US
dc.subject.meshDeglutition Disordersen_US
dc.titleEvaluation and Management of Dysphagia in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists' Clinical Practiceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/CND.0000000000000281
dc.identifier.pmid32073459


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