Effectiveness of Shaker’s exercise in improving swallowing ability among cerebrovascular accidents patients with dysphagia
Karpagam K and Saranya D
Stroke is the second leading cause of death, amongst persons above 60 years of age, the 5th leading cause of death amongst 15-59-year-old population and the leading cause of disability worldwide. 17 million people worldwide suffer a stroke each year of which 6.2 million will die and 5 million will remain permanently disabled. 70% of these strokes and 80% of stroke deaths occur in lower and middle income countries including India due to a double of preventive strategies and poor organization of stroke management facilities with resultant non-availability of acute stroke management to the larger and semi-urban population. The present study aims to Effectiveness of shaker’s swallowing exercise in improving swallowing ability among Cerebrovascular Accident patients with dysphagia at selected SIMATS, Chennai. A quantitative research approach -with quasi Experimental research design was used to conduct study at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital. 30 samples were selected by using a purposive sampling technique. The Samples were divided into two groups, 15 samples in Experimental Group and 15 samples in Control group. Semi structured interview method was used to collect the demographical variables among stroke patient, patients swallowing ability was assessed by using gugging swallowing screen scale (GUSS). the pretest mean score of level of dysphagia in the experimental group was 12.93 ± 2.05 whereas the pretest mean score of level of dysphagia in the control group was12.27 ± 1.44 the unpaired, t value of t = 6.413 was found to be statistically significant which clearly indicates that there was difference in the level of dysphagia in the experimental and control group. This study proves Effectiveness of shaker’s swallowing exercise in improving swallowing ability among Cerebrovascular Accident patients with dysphagia.