Dysphagia

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1–9

Comparing Treatment Intensities of Tactile-Thermal Application

  • John C.  Rosenbek
  • JoAnne  Robbins
  • William O.  Willford
  • Gail  Kirk
  • Amy  Schiltz
  • Thomas W.  Sowell
  • Steven E.  Deutsch
  • Franklin J.  Milanti
  • John  Ashford
  • Gary D.  Gramigna
  • Ann  Fogarty
  • Katherine  Dong
  • Marie T.  Rau
  • Thomas E.  Prescott
  • Anna M.  Lloyd
  • Marie T.  Sterkel
  • Julie E.  Hansen

DOI: 10.1007/PL00009542

Cite this article as:
Rosenbek, J., Robbins, J., Willford, W. et al. Dysphagia (1998) 13: 1. doi:10.1007/PL00009542

Abstract.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of four intensities of tactile-thermal application (TTA) to changes in duration of stage transition (DST) and performance on a newly designed scale of penetration and aspiration by groups of patients made dysphagic by stroke. Patients were randomly assigned to receive 150, 300, 450, or 600 trials of TTA during each of 2 weeks. Data on the time required to provide such treatment, the actual number of trials clinicians were able to provide, and on the influence of the four intensities are provided. No single intensity emerged as the most therapeutic. It is suggested that subsequent studies with larger groups include intensities between 300 and 550.

Key words: Dysphagia treatment — Thermal stimulation — Stroke rehabilitation — Dysphagia — Deglutition — Deglutition disorders. 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C.  Rosenbek
    • 1
  • JoAnne  Robbins
    • 1
  • William O.  Willford
    • 2
  • Gail  Kirk
    • 2
  • Amy  Schiltz
    • 3
  • Thomas W.  Sowell
    • 4
  • Steven E.  Deutsch
    • 5
  • Franklin J.  Milanti
    • 6
  • John  Ashford
    • 7
  • Gary D.  Gramigna
    • 8
  • Ann  Fogarty
    • 8
  • Katherine  Dong
    • 9
  • Marie T.  Rau
    • 10
  • Thomas E.  Prescott
    • 11
  • Anna M.  Lloyd
    • 12
  • Marie T.  Sterkel
    • 13
  • Julie E.  Hansen
    • 14
  1. 1.William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Departments of Neurology and Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WisconsinUS
  2. 2.Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center, VA Medical Center, Perry Point, MarylandUS
  3. 3.Aurora Regional Medical Center, Aurora, ColoradoUS
  4. 4.VA Medical Center, Little Rock, ArkansasUS
  5. 5.VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CaliforniaUS
  6. 6.Hines VA Hospital, Hines, IllinoisUS
  7. 7.VA Medical Center, Nashville, TennesseeUS
  8. 8.VA Medical Center, Brockton/West Roxbury, MassachusettsUS
  9. 9.VA Medical Center, North Chicago, IllinoisUS
  10. 10.VA Medical Center, Portland, OregonUS
  11. 11.VA Medical Center, Denver, ColoradoUS
  12. 12.Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Medical Center, Indianapolis, IndianaUS
  13. 13.VA Medical Center, Reno, NevadaUS
  14. 14.VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USAUS

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