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

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

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Scopus citations

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)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalDysphagia
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'First Steps Towards Development of an Instrument for the Reproducible Quantification of Oropharyngeal Swallow Physiology in Bottle-Fed Children'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this