Effects of EMST on swallowing
What is it about?
It is a systematic review to appraise and synthesize evidence regarding the effects of EMST on videofluoroscopic measures of swallowing in individuals with medical diagnoses, in which dysphagia is a concern.
Why is it important?
There is a lack of clear evidence that EMST leads to improved swallowing and the literature suggests that the premise that EMST might be beneficial for people with dysphagia should be revisited and that future studies should focus more clearly on testing the principles behind this premise. In addition In order to advance our understanding of the mechanisms by which EMST might prove beneficial for people with dysphagia, future studies with targeted questions about efficacy are needed.
The following have contributed to this page: Renata Mancopes and Professor Catriona M Steele