Toronto Bedside Swallowing Screening Test (TOR-BSST) - A Bedside Swallowing Screening for Stroke Patients


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- patients with a new diagnosis of brainstem or cerebellar stroke
- patients with a new diagnosis of cortical stroke with NIH Stroke Scale score of 4 or above

Exclusion Criteria

- patients with a previous history of stroke with dysphagia
- patients with a confirmed history of Parkinson's, Parkinsonian Syndrome, ALS, MSA, MS, dementia, or other neurodegenerative disease
- patients with a history of cranial neurosurgery
- patients with a known previous or current oropharyngeal dysphagia due to structural or neurological cause
- patients with active COPD or current pneumonia