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Speech and swallowing symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis: a survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8162135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of approximately 460 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) or multiple sclerosis (MS) shows that speech and swallowing difficulties are very frequent within these groups. Seventy percent of the PD patients and 44% of the MS patients had experienced impairment of speech and voice after the onset of their disease. Forty-one percent of the PD patients and 33% of the MS patients indicated impairment of chewing and swallowing abilities. The speech disorder was regarded as one of their greatest problems by 29% of the PD patients and by 16% of the MS patients. Only a small number of patients, 3% of the PD and 2% of the MS group, had received any speech therapy.
L Hartelius; P Svensson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1021-7762     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Phoniatr Logop     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-25     Completed Date:  1994-05-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422792     Medline TA:  Folia Phoniatr Logop     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Deglutition Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy
Disability Evaluation
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Parkinson Disease / diagnosis*,  therapy
Speech Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy
Speech Therapy
Voice Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy

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