Disease-specific dimension^{a} | Baseline score | Follow up score | Mean difference^{c} (N = 41) | SD | 95% CI | Significance^{d} | ||
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Mean (N = 51) | SD | Mean (N = 41)^{b} | SD | |||||
Dysphagia | 54.03 | 27.0 | 37.13 | 29.0 | −13.55 | 29.7 | −22.91, −4.19 |
t = 2.93; df = 40 p = 0.006 |
Problems with eating | 31.21 | 22.0 | 30.28 | 23.1 | 1.63 | 27.3 | −7.0, 10.25 |
t = 0.38; df = 40 p = 0.705 |
Reflux | 42.48 | 29.5 | 44.97 | 36.4 | 7.32 | 36.9 | −4.33, 18.97 |
t = 1.27; df = 40 p = 0.212 |
Pain | 29.63 | 25.7 | 30.08 | 32.3 | 3.25 | 32.8 | −7.1, 13.6 |
t = 0.64; df = 40 p = 0.529 |
Trouble swallowing saliva | 24.84 | 35.2 | 22.76 | 32.9 | −2.44 | 34.5 | −13.32, 8.44 |
t = 0.45; df = 40 p = 0.653 |
Choked when swallowing | 22.88 | 30.2 | 18.7 | 26.9 | −1.63 | 30.7 | −11.31, 8.06 |
t = 0.34; df = 40 p = 0.736 |
Dry mouth | 39.22 | 34.4 | 58.54 | 37.1 | 20.33 | 39.4 | 7.9, 32.74 |
t = 3.31; df = 40 p = 0.002 |
Trouble with taste | 25.49 | 32.4 | 37.4 | 35.1 | 13.0 | 46.5 | −1.66, 27.68 |
t = 1.79; df-40 p = 0.081 |
Trouble with coughing | 37.25 | 32.4 | 42.28 | 39.5 | 7.32 | 36.9 | −4.33, 18.96 |
t = 1.27; df = 40 p = 0.212 |
Trouble talking | 32.68 | 31.6 | 28.46 | 33.8 | 0.0 | 41.5 | −13.1, 13.1 |
t = 0.0; df = 40 p = 1.00 |