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Evidence-based systematic review: Oropharyngeal dysphagia behavioral treatments. Part IV-Impact of dysphagia treatment on individuals' postcancer treatments

Daniel McCabe, DMA, et al.

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a common symptom among veteran patients with head and neck cancer. A behavioral therapy approach is commonly used to reduce the effects of these symptoms on feeding and swallowing. This article, fourth in a series of five, examines existing data on the effects of six compensatory postures and maneuvers. While data are limited, several studies show positive evidence of the effects of specific interventions, while other studies show limited effects. These results provide clinicians with evidence-based support for using certain dysphagia intervention approaches to treat veterans with head and neck cancer.

Volume 46 Number 2, 2009
   Pages 205 — 214


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