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Telehealth for Dysphagia Across the Life Span: Using Contemporary Evidence and Expertise to Guide Clinical Practice During and After COVID-19.
Malandraki, Georgia A; Arkenberg, Rachel Hahn; Mitchell, Samantha S; Malandraki, Jaime Bauer.
  • Malandraki GA; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Arkenberg RH; Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Mitchell SS; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Malandraki JB; Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Am J Speech Lang Pathol ; 30(2): 532-550, 2021 03 26.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1545666
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1. Telemedicine TREATS Deglutition Disorders
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Telemedicine
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TREATS
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Deglutition Disorders
2. COVID-19 PRECEDES Deglutition Disorders
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COVID-19
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PRECEDES
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Deglutition Disorders
3. Deglutition Disorders COEXISTS_WITH COVID-19
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Deglutition Disorders
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COEXISTS_WITH
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COVID-19
4. Telemedicine TREATS Deglutition Disorders
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Telemedicine
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TREATS
Object
Deglutition Disorders
5. COVID-19 PRECEDES Deglutition Disorders
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COVID-19
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PRECEDES
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Deglutition Disorders
6. Deglutition Disorders COEXISTS_WITH COVID-19
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Deglutition Disorders
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COEXISTS_WITH
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COVID-19
ABSTRACT
Purpose Our aim was to critically review recent literature on the use of telehealth for dysphagia during the COVID-19 pandemic and enhance this information in order to provide evidence- and practice-based clinical guidance during and after the pandemic. Method We conducted a rapid systematized review to identify telehealth adaptations during COVID-19, according to peer-reviewed articles published from January to August 2020. Of the 40 articles identified, 11 met the inclusion criteria. Full-text reviews were completed by three raters, followed by qualitative synthesis of the results and description of practical recommendations for the use of telehealth for dysphagia. Results Seven articles were guidelines articles, three were editorials, and one was a narrative review. One article focused on telehealth and dysphagia during COVID-19. The remaining 10 mentioned telehealth in varying degrees while focusing on dysphagia management during the pandemic. No articles discussed pediatrics in depth. The most common procedure for which telehealth was recommended was the clinical swallowing assessment (8/11), followed by therapy (7/11). Six articles characterized telehealth as a second-tier service delivery option. Only one article included brief guidance on telehealth-specific factors, such as legal safeguards, safety, privacy, infrastructure, and facilitators. Conclusions Literature published during the pandemic on telehealth for dysphagia is extremely limited and guarded in endorsing telehealth as an equivalent service delivery model. We have presented prepandemic and emerging current evidence for the safety and reliability of dysphagia telemanagement, in combination with practical guidelines to facilitate the safe adoption of telehealth during and after the pandemic.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Deglutition Disorders / Speech-Language Pathology / Telemedicine Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research / Reviews Limits: Adult / Child, preschool / Humans Language: English Journal: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Journal subject: Speech-Language Pathology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 2020_AJSLP-20-00252

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Deglutition Disorders / Speech-Language Pathology / Telemedicine Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research / Reviews Limits: Adult / Child, preschool / Humans Language: English Journal: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Journal subject: Speech-Language Pathology Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: 2020_AJSLP-20-00252