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Interventions for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Among Adults with Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review (2022)

Published by <p>This systematic review followed the Cochrane Collaboration methodology. Inclusion criteria were Level 1 or 2 evidence, published in English, published from January 2011 to December 2018, intervention within the OT scope of practice, and at least one IADL outcome measure. The population included adults age 18 years and older with a diagnosis of MS. Coaching […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis Methods in Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue Management (2015)

Published by <p>The research questions used in this study were as follows: 1. What fatigue management strategies do people with MS use? 2. How often do they use those strategies (regularly, sometimes, and never)? 3. What reasoning influenced their use of these strategies? Qualitative and quantitative measures were collected from 31 individuals with MS using convenience sampling […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Systematic Review of Yoga and Balance: Effect on Adults With Neuromuscular Impairment (2019)

Published by <p>According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries for people ages 18-85 yr in the United States with more than 800,000 adults hospitalized each year. The most common neurological conditions that pose a high risk for falls are traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), dementia […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Inadequate Fluid Intake in Long Term Care Residents: Prevalence and Determinants (2018)

Published by <p>Previous research suggests that half of the LTC residents may be dehydrated. Dehydration is a form of malnutrition. The treatment of other illnesses can be complicated by dehydration including urinary tract and pulmonary infections, kidney stones, hyperthermia, constipation, orthostatic hypotension, and thrombo-embolic compilation. About 60% of LTC residents are hospitalized for dehydration complications and are […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Effect of Traditional Dysphagia Therapy on the Swallowing Function in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial (2019)

Published by <p>The authors used a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial to determine how TDT would affect individuals with MS with dysphagia. The participants from the study were included if he/ she had an established diagnosis of MS according to McDonald’s criteria, between 20 and 60 years of age, DYMUS questionnaire indicated dysphagia, no acute relapse in the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Dysphagia in Multiple Sclerosis: Evaluation and Validation of the DYMUS Questionnaire (2017)

Published by <p>The DYMUS questionnaire was designed by Bergamaschi et al. and is currently the only questionnaire for identifying the presence of dysphagia with individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). This questionnaire is able to determine the presence of oropharyngeal dysphagia and indicate the need for objections assessments such as the FEES and/or VFSS. The study compared the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Management of Drooling in Adults with Neurological Conditions (2012)

Published by <p>Starting with the physical, the authors note with four sources how drooling can create chapping, infection, dehydration, and even odor. These symptoms can be compounded by the psychosocial aspect. With drooling, the risk of patients being infantilized is real, and can impact how the support system of a patient reacts to them. Drooling can also […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Multiple Sclerosis Attack

Published by <p>Do you have a patient with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS)? Have they experienced a MS attack in the past or are they experiencing one now? This document will help to explain the attack and provide information on what to expect. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The SLP’s Role with Progressive Neurological Disorders

Published by <p>This handout describes how SLPs can address changes with speech, language, cognition/thinking, memory, voice, swallowing, reading, writing, listening, and the need for assistive communication technology and/or devices in the context of neurological disorders. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Spoon Theory

Published by <p>This handout provides a brief explanation of the “spoon theory” metaphor used to describe the amount of mental or physical energy a person has available for daily activities. This handout can be used to describe and apply the theory with patients and then as a visual reminder for them to increase carryover between sessions. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>