Journal article

A Systematic Review of Self-reported Swallowing Assessments in Progressive Neurological Disorders

Megan Keage, Martin Delatycki, Louise Corben, Adam Vogel

DYSPHAGIA | SPRINGER | Published : 2015

Abstract

Dysphagia experienced as a consequence of neurodegenerative disease can have severe consequences on a patient's health and well-being. Regular assessment of swallowing function can assist to achieve adequate nutrition and hydration. Here we review subjective swallowing assessments currently available are suitable for use in people with neurodegenerative disease. Measurement properties were reviewed for each tool and coverage of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO ICF) was considered. Assessments were identified following a review of the published literature Instruments were reviewed on the basis of reliability and validity, ..

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