Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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Difference in tongue strength using visual feedback in healthy adults
Ji-Hoon KimJae-Wan ChoiSang-Hoon LeeYoung-Seok Cho
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Volume 29 (2017) Issue 12 Pages 2075-2076

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[Purpose] This study investigated the difference in tongue strength with and without visual feedback in healthy adults. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 30 healthy adults were recruited. We measured the strength of the anterior region of the tongue before and after applying visual feedback using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument. [Results] The tongue strength was measured as 45.5 ± 9.3 kilopascals with visual feedback and 41.1 ± 8.6 kilopascals without visual feedback, showing a statistically significant difference. [Conclusion] Visual feedback may be an effective tool for increasing the strength of the tongue.

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