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Dysphagia often has impact on quality of life (QOL). Hence the assessment of quality of life is essential. The present study aimed to compare the handicap associated with swallowing problems in individuals with neurogenic and mechanical dysphagia. The study included a total of 44 participants. Swallowing handicap index was administered on all 44 participants. Results on independent t test indicated that both the groups of individuals with dysphagia had equal impact on QOL. Results revealed individuals with neurogenic dysphagia and mechanical dysphagia have significant decrease in the QOL. Study highlights the necessity to assess the quality of life in individuals with dysphagia. Hence the following data will serve as a strong database for assessing quality of life in individuals with dysphagia and provide a diagnostic tool for swallowing related quality of life in Indian context.
Keywords: Quality of life, swallowing handicap, neurogenic dysphagia, mechanical dysphagia