The Videofluorographic Swallowing Study

Bonnie Martin-Harris*, Bronwyn Jones

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article describes the evidence for the physiologic foundation and interpretation of the videofluorographic swallowing study (VFSS). The purpose and clinical efficacy of VFSS are explained. Standardization of the VFSS procedure, protocol, interpretation, and reporting is highlighted as a critical step in future clinical practice and research. Individualized evidenced-based rehabilitation strategies are presented as key components that are systematically applied during the VFSS procedure and integrated into the swallowing management plan. A new tool that has been developed and tested for the quantification of swallowing impairment is introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-785
Number of pages17
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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