Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and videofluoroscopy swallowing assessment in adults in residential care facilities: a scoping review protocol.
Olga Birchall, Michelle Bennett, Nadine Lawson, Susan Cotton, Adam P Vogel
JBI Evid Synth | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: This scoping review will identify and explore existing evidence on the use of instrumental swallowing assessment in the diagnosis and management of dysphagia in adults living in residential care facilities. INTRODUCTION: Oropharyngeal dysphagia is prevalent among adults living in residential care facilities. Videofluoroscopy and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing are instrumental assessment procedures commonly utilized in the evaluation of oropharyngeal dysphagia in hospital and community settings. However, little is known about the use of these procedures in residential care facilities. To ensure evidence-based assessment of oropharyngeal dysphagia and to guide future..View full abstract