A Pilot Study of the Rehabilitation Services Provided for Patients with Dysphagia in Medical Settings in Jordan

Wesam B. Darawsheh, Jehad Alaraifi, Yaser Natour


Services provided for dysphaiga conditions are poorly investigated in Jordan. The aim of this study was to explore the rehabilitation services provided to patients with dysphagia in medical settings in Jordan. Data were collected from public and private hospitals, hearing and speech centres, and rehabilitation centres located in Amman province. Thirty-eight participants (16 patients and 22 professionals from various disciplines) were interviewed. There was limited knowledge about dysphagia among healthcare professionals. The provision of rehabilitation services was minimal and secondary to the provision of medical services. Clinical pathways and guidelines need to be devised to organize the work of professionals involved in the management of dysphagia.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/rhs.v5n2p86


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