3 BCT's (behaviour change techniques) for encouraging swallowing
why non adherence is high after HNC treatment
I need to say it, it hurts and it hurts like hell.
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I recently read a review about identifying specific behaviour change strategies to improve swallowing function after head & neck cancer treatment. For those new here I am not an SLP (speech language pathologist) or medical practitioner, I am an ex (or ongoing) head and neck cancer patient with an iron will not to have a PEG tube feeder for life and a passionate foodie, traveller & hiker. The review highlighted the high prevalence of dysphagia after HNC treatment, with the goal of optimising post treatment swallowing function.
Here’s what I know.
Swallowing exercises, what a concept - first of all I had no idea about swallow issues before head and neck cancer treatment.