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Cerebrovascular  accident  (CVA)  is one of the foremost reasons leading to mortality and morbidity throughout the world. It is the third biggest killer in India after a heart attack and cancer.  It is like a chronic health condition which negatively impacts on quality of life. Dysphagia is one of the most successive side effects in patients with a stroke which is a loss of motion of throat muscles. This condition can disturb the gulping procedure and make eating, drinking, taking prescription and breathing trouble. Dysphagiaexercises are designed toenhancing muscles and coordinatingthe nervesandmuscles involved in swallowing.The pre-experimental design was used with 60 samples who matched the inclusion criteria who were selected by purposive sampling technique.The study aims is to assess the swallowing ability before and after dysphagia exercisesamong patients with cerebrovascular accidents. Demographical variables were collected by using self- structured questionnaires and Modified Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability Scale.The study uncovered that the pre-test mean swallowing ability score was 42.45 with a standard deviation of 8.63 among the cerebrovascular accident patients. The post-test swallowing ability mean score of 50.54% with a standard deviation of 8.23 among the cerebrovascular accident patients. The study findings concluded thatDysphagia practices which was an effective, inexpensive, simple measure for improving swallowing ability among patients with cerebrovascular accident.


Dysphagia Exercises Cerebrovascular accident and swallowing ability

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Bhuvaneshwari G, & Somiya C. (2020). Effectiveness of dysphagia exercises on swallowing ability among patients with Cerebrovascular Accidents. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(2), 1515-1518.