‘What About Swallowing?’ Diagnostic Performance of Daily Clinical Practice Compared with the Eating Assessment Tool-10

@article{Heijnen2015WhatAS,
  title={‘What About Swallowing?’ Diagnostic Performance of Daily Clinical Practice Compared with the Eating Assessment Tool-10},
  author={B J Heijnen and Ren{\'e}e Speyer and Margareta B{\"u}low and Laura MF Kuijpers},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={214-222}
}
In daily clinical practice, patients are frequently asked about their swallowing as part of the patient-clinician interview. This study compares the diagnostic performance of a single open question ‘What about swallowing?’ (usual care) with the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) as reference test in screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD). 303 outpatients at risk of OD were recruited at three university hospitals: 162 men and 141 women with a mean age of 70 years. All data were retrieved by… CONTINUE READING