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The Application of Evidence-Based Practice to Nonspeech Oral Motor Treatments (2008)

AdultSLPMotor Speech/Dysarthria/Apraxia
Speech-language pathologists are responsible for providing treatment approaches supported by evidence-based practice (EBP) to our patients. Nonspeech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) are controversial because they have limited evidence they improve spe ...
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Effects of Cued and Uncued Swallowing in Patients with Dementia (2021)

AdultSLPDementiaDysphagia
One portion of dysphagia therapy is for the SLP to give feedback and cue individuals to swallow or adjust their eating/drinking for a safer swallow. This study aims to add more information about the effectiveness of cued and uncued swallowing for peo ...
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Counseling and Care Partner Training in Primary Progressive Aphasia (2021)

AdultSLPAphasia
Primary progressive aphasia care often involves a speech-language pathologist collaborating with the patient and communication partners to use compensatory strategies. Family participation is necessary for maximum communication support and carryover ...
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Comparison of incremental Vestibulo-ocular Reflex Adaptation Training Versus x 1 Training in Patients With Chronic Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: A Two-Year Randomized Controlled Trial (2020)

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
Researchers investigated two treatment models for 21 individuals with chronic vestibular hypofunction. The control treatment was prescribed for 6 months and consisted of VOR x 1 exercises. This is a standard exercise in most cases of vestibular hypof ...
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Validity and Responsiveness of the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale (2019)

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
The researchers set out to determine if a newly created vestibular subjective outcome measure was reliable and valid. They compared the new outcome measure, the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale (VVAS), to the gold standard measure, the Situation Charact ...
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Self-Management Exercise Intervention on Wound Healing, Functional Ability and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Adults With Venous Leg Ulcers: A Randomised Controlled Trial (2016)

AdultPTLegsOrthopaedics
Venous ulcers are commonly treated by therapists who specialize in wound treatment. Evidence based strategies are critical to help people with venous ulcers heal faster. This randomized controlled trial assessed a 12-week home-based ankle exercise in ...
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Once-Daily Incremental Vestibular-Ocular Reflex Adaptation Training in Patients With Chronic Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: A 1-Week Randomized Controlled Study (2021)

AdultOTPTBalance/Vestibular
Individuals with peripheral vestibular hypofunction were split into a control group who received consistent vestibulo- ocular reflex (VOR) training and a group who received progressive VOR training. Training was performed for 15 minutes 4 times per w ...