Screening oropharyngeal dysphagia in hospitalized older adults: A prevalent problem associated with mortality


MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.29, no.3, pp.152-156, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/mmjoa.2016.2903.03
  • Title of Journal : MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.152-156


Objective: Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a common but underdiagnosed syndrome among older adults. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of OD in hospitalized older adults by using ten-item Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) and the relationship between mortality and OD.