Association between oropharyngeal dysphagia and malnutrition

Title: Association between oropharyngeal dysphagia and malnutrition in Dutch nursing home residents: results of the national prevalence measurement of quality of care

Authors: V.A.L. Huppertz, R.J.G. Halfens, A. van Helvoort, L.C.P.G.M. de Groot, L.W.J. Baijenss, J.M.G.A. Schols
Published: 2018

The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging

The paper describes the prevalence of clinically recognized symptoms of oropharyngeal dysphagia, such as swallowing problems and sneezing and coughing while swallowing and the association with the increased risk of malnutrition. Furthermore, it provides information on currently used nutritional interventions strategies. The study was conducted in Dutch nursing home residents.

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Citation: Huppertz, V.A.L., Halfens, R.J.G., van Helvoort, A. et al. J Nutr Health Aging (2018) 22: 1246.