First Steps Towards Development of an Instrument for the Reproducible Quantification of Oropharyngeal Swallow Physiology in Bottle-Fed Children

Maureen Lefton-Greif, Katlyn Elizabeth McGrattan, Kathryn Anne Carson, Jeanne M. Pinto, Jennifer M. Wright, Bonnie Martin-Harris

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Abstract

The incidence of feeding/swallowing impairments (deglutition disorders) in young children is rising and poses serious acute and long-term health consequences. Accurate detection and prompt intervention can lessen the impact of dysphagia-induced sequelae. Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSSs) are used to make critical decisions for medically fragile children despite procedural variability and the lack of agreed upon measures for interpreting and reporting results. This investigation represents the first steps in the development of a novel tool for the quantification of oropharyngeal swallow physiology from full-length VFSS examinations in bottle-fed children. The Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile MBSImP™

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalDysphagia
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Sep 11 2017

Keywords

  • Deglutition
  • Dysphagia
  • Infant
  • MBS
  • Reliability
  • VFSS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing

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