Dysphagia after head trauma: The effect of cognitive-communicative impairments on functional outcomes

Anita S Halper*, Leora R Cherney, Kristine Cichowski, Ming Zhang

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Abstract

This article discusses the impact of cognitive-communicative and behavior problems on oral intake. Data on the swallowing outcomes of a group of patients in an acute rehabilitation facility are presented. These data illustrate the relationships among severity of dysphagia, admission and discharge Functional Independence Measure (FIM(TM)) scores, admission and discharge cognitive FIM(TM) scores and length of stay. Two case studies that describe the effect of cognitive-communicative disorders on dysphagia are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-496
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Communication
  • Dysphagia
  • Outcomes
  • Swallowing
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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