scientific-studies - Swallowing difficulties
14. Older people with swallowing dysfunction and poor oral health are at greater risk of early death
This study show that swallowing dysfunction and poor oral health were identified as independent risk factors for mortality in older people in intermediate care.Read more
16. Effects of oral neuromuscular training on swallowing dysfunction among older people in intermediate care – a cluster randomised, controlled trial
Training with IQoro is a new promising swallowing rehabilitation method among older people in intermediate care with impaired swallowing.Read more
15. Oral neuromuscular training relieves hernia-related dysphagia and GERD symptoms as effectively in obese as in non-obese patients.
IQoro training is equally successful in treating moderately- or severely obese patients as in treating sufferers of normal weight. Obesity in itself does not seem to be a handicap in treating esophageal dysphagia and other GERD symptoms by IQoro.Read more
13. Swallowing dysfunction as risk factor for undernutrition in older people admitted to Swedish short-term care: a cross-sectional study
Swallowing dysfunction and risk of undernutrition increase the risk of pneumonia, morbidity, and mortality. The result of this study show the need for a systematic screening program and feasible treatment to improve swallowing function for adequate and safe food intake among older people in short-term care.Read more
12. Study protocol for the SOFIA project: Swallowing function, Oral health, and Food Intake in old Age: a descriptive study with a cluster randomized trial.
Older people are negatively impacted by impaired eating and nutrition, which effect their quality of life. The results of this study will make important contributions to rehabilitation knowledge, including approaches for improving swallowing function, oral health, and food intake and for improving the quality of oral care for older people.Read more
11. Effect of IQoro training on impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke.
IQoro successfully treats impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke. The study show improvements are still present at long-term follow up.Read more
9. Effect of IQoro training in hiatal hernia patients with misdirected swallowing and esophageal retention symptoms.
Misdirected swallowing can be triggered by esophageal retention and hiatal incompetence. The result show that IQoro training significantly improves all the symptoms of hiatus hernia.Read more
8. Effect of oral IQoro and palatal plate training in post-stroke, four-quadrant facial dysfunction and dysphagia: A comparison study.
This comparising study shows there is little difference between the effectiveness of palatal plate and IQoro neuromuscular treatments, but large practical and economic advantages in using IQoro.Read more
7. Effects on facial dysfunction and swallowing capacity of intraoral stimulation early and late after stroke.
Most patients with post-stroke dysphagia are also affected by facial dysfunction in all four facial quadrants. IQoro is effective in improving swallowing ability and facial activity in all four facial quadrants in patients after stroke irrespective of time from stroke debut to start of treatment.Read more
IQoro training improves oropharyngeal dysphagia and facial paresis in patients with stroke irrespective of time to intervention, age or gender. The presence or absence of facial paresis had no effect on treatment outcomes.Read more
5. Longstanding effect and outcome differences of palatal plate and oral screen training on stroke-related dysphagia.
This study evaluates if the oral training effect on stroke related dysphagia differs between two different types of oral appliances and if the training effect remains at a late follow-up. The result shows the improvements with IQoro are superior, and were achieved at far lower cost and in far shorter training sessions.Read more
Lip muscle training with an oral screen can improve both lip force and swallowing capacity in stroke patients. The results support earlier findings that physical lip muscle training can be used to treat dysphagia.Read more