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dc.contributor.authorTUFAN, Aslı
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-27T08:35:39Z
dc.date.available2016-12-27T08:35:39Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11424/4895
dc.description.abstractObjective: 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. Patients and Methods: Patients aged over 65 years admitted to an internal medicine inpatient clinic of a university hospital in Turkey were enrolled in the study. The number of drugs, the number of chronic diseases, routes of feeding (oral, parenteral, or both), length of hospital stay, albumin levels on admission day, and mortality status of the patients were recorded by a physician. The EAT-10 questionnaire was administered to all patients for OD. Results: One hundred and thirty-six patients (54.4% female) were enrolled in the study. Their mean age was 74.6±6.6 years. The prevalence of OD in hospitalized older adults was 23%. The mortality rates were significantly higher in the dysphagic subjects as compared to the non-dysphagic ones (25.8% vs.10.5%; p=0.041). The number of patients with malignancy was significantly higher in the dysphagic group as compared to the non-OD subjects (41.9% vs.20%; p=0.018). Conclusion: OD is a geriatric syndrome and should be screened and treated in all geriatric patientsen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectHospitalization, Older patients, Oropharyngeal dysphagia, Screening, Mortalityen_US
dc.titleScreening oropharyngeal dysphagia in hospitalized older adults: A prevalent problem associated with mortalityen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalMarmara Medical Journalen_US
dc.identifier.volume29en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage152en_US
dc.identifier.endpage156en_US


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