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The Anxiety Level of Caregivers of Neurological Patients with Dysphagia

AbstractWe aimed to investigate anxiety level of caregivers of neurological patients with dysphagia, and the relationship of patient-related factors to anxiety level of dysphagia caregivers. A total of 103 adult neurological patients with dysphagia (study group), 30 without dysphagia (control group), and their primary caregivers were included. Types of feeding, condition of dependency in eating and drinking, dysphagia duration, and history of previous dysphagia treatment were recorded for study group. In study group, the Turkish version of the Eating Assessment Tool-10 (T-EAT-10) was used to determine dysphagia symptom severity. Penetration and aspiration severity was determined with the penetration –aspiration scale (PAS). The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) that has two subscales including state anxiety (S-STAI) and trait anxiety (T-STAI) was used to determine anxiety level of caregivers. There was no difference between groups in terms of age, gender, weight, and height. Th e mean S-STAI was 42.56 ± 10.10 for the study group and 29.20 ± 6.64 for the control group (p 
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
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Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Depression Money and Financial finances Financial Burdens money problems spending Source Type: news
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Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
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