The Bedside Examination in Dysphagia

Giselle Carnaby-Mann, Kerry Lenius

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The evaluation of swallowing disorders currently uses a variety of methods. The most common dichotomy is between instrumental and noninstrumental or clinical examinations. The clinical bedside assessment often is considered the mainstay of dysphagia management. As the first line of assessment, it frequently defines the process and requisites of the task. This article reviews the available methods of noninstrumental bedside swallowing assessment and considers the issues surrounding the use of these approaches today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-768
Number of pages22
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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