Does the right or left hemisphere involvement affect swallowing in patients with hemiplegia?

Sayaca Ç. , Sapcioglu T. Y. , Kaya D.

NEUROREHABILITATION, vol.46, no.4, pp.501-509, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/nre-203089
  • Title of Journal : NEUROREHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-509
  • Keywords: Stroke, hemisphere involvement, deglutition disorders, 100 ml water swallow test, deep neck flexor muscle endurance, maximum phonation time, MAXIMUM PHONATION TIME, FLEXOR MUSCLES, ACUTE STROKE, RELIABILITY, ASPIRATION, HEALTH, COMPLICATIONS, DYSPHAGIA


BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the most important causes of swallowing difficulty. It is seen in one of every two patients with stroke. Although the swallowing function is controlled by both hemispheres, it is unknown which hemisphere is more dominant than another for controlling the swallowing function. However, the aspiration and pharyngeal phase dysfunction can be seen in right hemisphere involvement while oral phase dysfunction can be seen in left hemisphere involvement.