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MORALES, Camilo  and  GUEVARA, Exequiel. Swallowing-related Quality of Life: concepts and applicability in health. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.1, pp.78-83. ISSN 2077-3323.

Dysphagia or swallowing disorder is a prevalent clinical complication, with an impact on the health and people's quality of life. The later being understood as the individual's perception of their health in various dimensions, whose measurement allows to describe the impact of the disease or therapeutic progress. Its clinical utility in the assessment of dysphagia also involves capturing the person's perspective of their own complications. The objective of this study is to establish a theoretical review of the concept of quality of life and its variations, in addition to offering and describing generic and specific instruments of utility for the measurement of the construct, specifying in swallowing disorders. For this purpose, a literature review was carried out in databases to identify and describe the main instruments used. The clinical or research utility and elements to consider in order to apply those instruments in different contexts are discussed.

Keywords : Deglutition; Deglutition Disorders; Quality of Life.

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