Combined NMES,FEES and Traditional Swallowing Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Stroke-related Dysphagia


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- age between 20-85 years old
- first-time stroke confirmed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance image
- dysphagia > 3 weeks, with preservation of the swallowing reflex
- currently on a restricted diet, with a Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS) score of 5 or less
- Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)> 21
- no obvious mental depression, receptive aphasia or cognitive impairment

Exclusion Criteria

- progressive cerebrovascular disease or other neurologic diseases
- unstable cardiopulmonary status, serious psychologic disorder or epilepsy;
- tumors, extensive surgery or radiotherapy of the head and neck region
- cardiac pacemakers
- swallowing therapy within 2 months before participation