Thickener Viscosity in Dysphagia Management: Variability among Speech-Language Pathologists

@article{Glassburn1998ThickenerVI,
  title={Thickener Viscosity in Dysphagia Management: Variability among Speech-Language Pathologists},
  author={Devon L. Glassburn and Jodelle F. Deem},
  journal={Dysphagia},
  year={1998},
  volume={13},
  pages={218-222}
}
Abstract. Twenty-three speech-language pathologists (SLPs) experienced with thickening liquids for dysphagia evaluations were asked to mix solutions comparable to their perceptions of nectar, honey, and pudding consistencies. The purpose of the study was to determine if these professionals were able to reliably repeat their relative perceptions of nectar, honey, and pudding over multiple mixings. Each mixed solution was analyzed using a viscometer to determine its actual viscosity. A… 
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