Validation of a dysphagia screening tool in acute stroke patients.

  title={Validation of a dysphagia screening tool in acute stroke patients.},
  author={Jeff Edmiaston and Lisa Tabor Connor and Lynda Loehr and Abdullah M Nassief},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  volume={19 4},
BACKGROUND Although many dysphagia screening tools exist, none has high sensitivity and reliability or can be administered quickly with minimal training. OBJECTIVE To design and validate a swallowing screening tool to be used by health care professionals who are not speech language pathologists to identify dysphagia and aspiration risk in acute stroke patients. METHODS In a prospective study of 300 patients admitted to the stroke service at an urban tertiary care hospital, interrater and… CONTINUE READING