A Survey of Speech Language Pathologists Applications of Motor Learning Principles in Dysphagia Therapy in Adults in India

Thejaswi D, Varsha Muthukumar, Prasanna Suresh Hegde, Santosh PV Rai, Sheetal Raj M, Radish Kuamar Balasubramanium*, Mohit Kothari

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisReviewForskningpeer review

Abstract

Background: Motor learning principles (MLPs) are one of the three pillars of evidence-based rehabilitation concepts of dysphagia therapy. Dysphagia practice by Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) in India is growing, but the quality and consistency of following MLPs remain unknown. Aim of the study: We assessed
whether SLPs in India use MLPs, i.e., practice and feedback conditions, including bio-feedback, in dysphagia therapy in adults using a problem-solution approach. Method: We constructed and validated a hypothetical adult case with dysphagia (representing the problem) and a 21 items questionnaire (representing the solution) based on a literature review and clinical experience. 2069 SLPs received an email with a link to the electronic version of the questionnaire, in addition to posting a flyer on the dysphagia special interest group.
Results: A total of 107 SLPs submitted an anonymous response. In practice conditions, most SLPs reported following the recommended practices of MLPs for two of six practice conditions (variability and target complexity) and two of four feedback conditions (type and systems). More than half of SLPs did not use bio-feedback devices for motor learning in dysphagia therapy.
Conclusions: Our study demonstrates that SLPs in India are not uniform in following recommended practices of MLPs for dysphagia therapy in adults.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Vol/bind66
Nummer10
Sider (fra-til)3745-3762
Antal sider18
ISSN1092-4388
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2023

Fingeraftryk

Dyk ned i forskningsemnerne om 'A Survey of Speech Language Pathologists Applications of Motor Learning Principles in Dysphagia Therapy in Adults in India'. Sammen danner de et unikt fingeraftryk.

Citationsformater