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An Investigation of Involvement in Leisure Activities After a Stroke (1991)

The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of occupational therapy interventions (OTI) related to the leisure activities of stroke survivors. The researchers randomly assigned forty discharged stroke patients to an experimental group whi ...
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Efficacy of Early Physical Therapy in Severe Bell’s Palsy (2013)

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The authors of this article conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate the efficacy of early physical therapy and standard drug therapy versus standard drug therapy alone to access time to maximum gains, grade of functional recovery, and ...
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Risk of Penetration-Aspiration Related to Residue in the Pharynx (2020)

The current literature mentions pharyngeal residue to be a risk for subsequent aspiration. This study wanted to evaluate the frequency and odds of penetration-aspiration with various swallows of liquid consistencies. Most of the time, there is only o ...
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Effects of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment on Sound-Level and Speech Production Errors in Individuals With Aphasia and Acquired Apraxia of Speech (2021)

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This is a retrospective study of four participants with acquired apraxia of speech (A-AOS) and aphasia. The authors wanted to determine if the Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeSt) could reduce sound-level and speech production errors during c ...