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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/nre-203089
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • 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
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


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.