Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0923-8448

Year of Publication

2019

Degree Name

Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders (MSCSD)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Health Sciences

Department

Communication Sciences & Disorders

First Advisor

Dr. Debra Suiter

Second Advisor

Dr. Joseph Stemple

Abstract

Radiation treatment for head and neck cancer has devastating effects on swallowing ability. Prophylactic swallowing exercises are often recommended. However, the evidence for these exercises is equivocal and information regarding critical components of an exercise program is lacking. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the evidence regarding lingual strengthening exercises as a component of a prophylactic swallowing program.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2019.202

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