Comparison of two approaches to screen for dysphagia among acute ischemic stroke patients: Nursing admission screening tool versus national institutes of health stroke scale.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Stroke patients (Care and treatment)
Medical screening (Methods)
Deglutition disorders (Diagnosis)
Deglutition disorders (Care and treatment)
|Author:||Bravata, Dawn M.|
|Publication:||Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711|
|Issue:||Date: Dec 31, 2009 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 9|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
We compared two methods of screening for dysphagia (difficulty in
swallowing) among veterans hospitalized with a stroke. The first method
used a new questionnaire that was developed for nurses to give at
admission to the hospital. This questionnaire asked stroke patients
about 11 symptoms of dysphagia, e.g., cough after swallowing. The second
method looked at the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS),
which measures the severity of a stroke and can also identify the
presence of dysphagia. We found that the NIHSS better identified
dysphagia than the 11 items from the nursing admission questionnaire.
Dawn M. Bravata, MD, et al.
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