Drooling in Parkinson's disease: A novel speech and language therapy intervention

Citation
L. Marks et al., Drooling in Parkinson's disease: A novel speech and language therapy intervention, INT J LAN C, 36(2), 2001, pp. 282-287
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Rehabilitation
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
ISSN journal
1368-2822 → ACNP
Volume
36
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
S
Pages
282 - 287
Database
ISI
SICI code
1368-2822(200104)36:2<282:DIPDAN>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Drooling and difficulty swallowing saliva are commonly reported in people w ith Parkinson's disease (PD). Drooling in PD is the result of swallowing di fficulties rather than excessive saliva production. Currently. there is lit tle research into the effectiveness of treatments to reduce drooling. The a ims of the study were to develop objective measures of saliva volume and dr ooling for PD and to assess the efficacy of two therapeutic strategies to c ontrol drooling. i.e. specific speech, and language therapy (SLT) including a portable metronome brooch to cue swallowing and injections of botulinum toxin into both parotid glands to reduce the amount of saliva produced. Thi s paper will describe the assessments used, including the measurement of sa liva swallowing and drooling. The main focus will be the strategies used in the SLT intervention. The preliminary results are presented.