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Evidence-based systematic review: Oropharyngeal dysphagia behavioral treatments. Part V-Applications for clinicians and researchers

Karen Wheeler-Hegland, PhD, et al.

Figure.Components of evidence-based practice (EBP).

Scientific evidence is an important aspect of the evidence-based practice framework. Knowing the state of the evidence regarding dysphagia treatments in conjunction with clinical expertise and patient values and preferences will help Department of Veterans Affairs providers determine the best course of treatment for their patients. This article presents a case scenario of a patient with dysphagia and provides treatment recommendations based on the findings from three evidence-based systematic reviews. Future directions in dysphagia research will also be discussed.

Volume 46 Number 2, 2009
   Pages 215 — 222

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