EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
Ministry of Health, Singapore; College of Family Physicians, Singapore; Academy of Medicine, Singapore; Clinical Neurosciences Society, Singapore; Singapore National Stroke Association
Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks: Assessment, Investigation, Immediate Management and Secondary Prevention
Ministry of Health, Singapore
Singapore: Ministry of Health, 64 pages.
AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended
This guideline provides recommendations pertaining to the assessment, investigation, and immediate management of stroke. These guidelines are intended to assist health care professionals.
- Assessment Areas
- “A swallowing assessment should be undertaken at home or in hospital as part of the clinical assessment of stroke” (p. 12).
- General Findings - "Speech and language therapy may be considered for poststroke communication disorder but there is presently no clear evidence for its efficacy" (p. 29).
- General Findings - "Dysphagia therapy is recommended for all acute stroke patients with impaired swallowing function" (p. 29).
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Added to Compendium: April 2012