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29 March 2021: Clinical Research

Effects of Synchronized Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) on the Submental Muscles During Ingestion of a Specified Volume of Soft Food in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Dysphagia Following Stroke

Qian Zhang 12ACE , Shuang Wu 12ABFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.928988

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e928988

Table 1 Patient demographics.

Baseline characteristicsCT groupN=28ET groupN=28IST groupN=27P value*
Sex (F/M)17/1114/1413/140.60
Age (mean±SD, years)62.31±8.0763.14±6.5663.72±6.290.76
Course (mean±SD, months)2.16±0.502.06±0.542.10±0.540.75
Type of paralysis (T/P)11/1710/188/190.75
Type of dysphagia (pharyngeal/opharynx)13/1512/1611/160.91
DOSS median (IQR)3 (2.75)3 (2)4 (3)0.19
AMTS median (IQR)9 (8.5)9 (8)9 (8)0.55
AMTS – Abbreviated Mental Test Score; CT – conventional training; DOSS – Dysphagia Outcome and Severity Scale; ET – eating training; IST – intensive swallowing training; T – true bulbar palsy; P – pseudobulbar palsy; IQR – interquartile range.
* Among the 3 groups.

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