Swallowing handicap in neurogenic and mechanical dysphagia

Shrunga Manchanapura Shivalingaiah, Radish Kumar Balasubramanium

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Dysphagia often has impact on quality of life (QOL). Hence the assessment of quality of life is essential. The present study aimed to compare the handicap associated with swallowing problems in individuals with neurogenic and mechanical dysphagia. The study included a total of 44 participants. Swallowing handicap index was administered on all 44 participants. Results on independent t test indicated that both the groups of individuals with dysphagia had equal impact on QOL. Results revealed individuals with neurogenic dysphagia and mechanical dysphagia have significant decrease in the QOL. Study high-lights the necessity to assess the quality of life in individuals with dysphagia. Hence the following data will serve as a strong database for assessing quality of life in individuals with dysphagia and provide a diagnostic tool for swallowing related quality of life in Indian context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-404
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing


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