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Oropharyngeal dysphagia: screening and assessment

By Renee Speyer

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This article provides an overview of bedside screening and assessment tools in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia including the diagnostic performance of screening tools; the gold standards in assessment of dysphagia (videofluoroscopic and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing); a variety of clinical assessment tools; patient self-evaluation questionnaires; and a list of supplementary methods. In addition, some methodologic issues are discussed, and the need for standardization of terminology, screening and assessment protocols, and the call for evidence-based clinical guidelines

Publisher: W.B. Saunders
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.otc.2013.08.004
OAI identifier: oai:researchonline.jcu.edu.au:31022
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