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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 5 Differences among the groups in incidence of wet voice before and after treatment.

GroupIncidence of wet voiceP value*
After the first treatmentAfter the 30th treatment
CT n=2824 (85.7%)7 (25.0%)
ET n=2823 (82.1%)21 (75.0%)0.480
IST n=2725 (92.6%)6 (22.2%)
P value** 0.51
P value*** N/A
P value# N/A0.808
P value## N/A
CT – conventional training; ET – eating training; IST – intensive swallowing training.
* Before vs after;
** Among the 3 groups;
*** CT group vs ET group;
# CT group vs IST group;
## ET group vs IST group.

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