Clinical Utility of the 3-ounce Water Swallow Test

  title={Clinical Utility of the 3-ounce Water Swallow Test},
  author={Debra M. Suiter and Steven B Leder},
The 3-ounce water swallow test is frequently used to screen individuals for aspiration risk. Prior research concerning its clinical usefulness, however, is confounded by inadequate statistical power due to small sample sizes and varying methodologies. Importantly, research has been limited to a few select patient populations, thereby limiting the widespread generalizability and applicability of the 3-ounce test. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical utility of the 3-ounce… CONTINUE READING
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