American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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 (2009).
Singapore: Ministry of Health, 64 pages.

AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended

Description:

This guideline provides recommendations pertaining to the assessment, investigation, and immediate management of stroke. These guidelines are intended to assist health care professionals. 

Recommendations:

  • Assessment/Diagnosis
    • Assessment Areas
      • Swallowing
        • “A swallowing assessment should be undertaken at home or in hospital as part of the clinical assessment of stroke” (p. 12).
  • Treatment
    • Language
      • 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).
    • Swallowing
      • General Findings - "Dysphagia therapy is recommended for all acute stroke patients with impaired swallowing function" (p. 29).

Keywords: Stroke

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Added to Compendium: April 2012

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