EP 5: Dysphagia assessment – Screening in adults with Margaret Walshe

Dr. Margaret Walshe joined us for this episode to discuss the first step in the process of dysphagia assessment: screening. She shares her expertise on who should be screened when and by whom and gives recommendations on how to decide for the best suitable screening tool. She explains why it is important to look beyond sensitivity and specificity when assessing the diagnostic accuracy of a test and what predictive values and likelihood ratios can tell us about the quality of a screening tool.

Research studies that Margaret talks about and further helpful information (note: simply click on the author’s name for open access, where available):

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