The simple swallowing provocation test as a means of screening for swallowing disorders: a comparison with the water swallowing test

S. Teramoto, T. Matsuse, H. Matsui, E. Ohga, Eiichi Saito, T. Ishii, T. Tomita, T. Nagase, Y. Fukuchi, Y. Ouchi

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Abstract

The sensitivity and specificity of the simple swallowing provocation test (S-SPT) were evaluated in a group of patients who were being examined for aspiration pneumonia (ASP) (ASP group: 72.5 +/- 3.9 years old) and in a group of age-matched control subjects (CTRL group: 69.5 +/- 2.9 years old). The S-SPT was evaluated in terms of the swallowing response and latent time (LT) for swallowing after a bolus injection of 0.4 ml of distilled water at the suprapharynx. Responses to the S-SPT were classified as normal or abnormal, dependent on induction of the swallowing reflex within 3 seconds after bolus injection. The sensitivity and specificity of the S-SPT in detecting ASP were calculated. Of the 40 patients in the ASP group, 18 were given a diagnosis of ASP on the basis of clinical findings and laboratory examinations. The sensitivity and specificity of the S-SPT were 94.4% and 86.4%, respectively, compared to 77.8% and 68.1%, respectively, for the water swallowing test. Because the S-SPT can be performed without any need for special patient effort or cooperation, it should be effective in diagnosing ASP in a wide variety of patients, including those who are bedridden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-470
Number of pages5
JournalNihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Volume37
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1999

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Deglutition Disorders
Aspiration Pneumonia
Water
Sensitivity and Specificity
Injections
Reflex
Research Design
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Teramoto, S. ; Matsuse, T. ; Matsui, H. ; Ohga, E. ; Saito, Eiichi ; Ishii, T. ; Tomita, T. ; Nagase, T. ; Fukuchi, Y. ; Ouchi, Y. / The simple swallowing provocation test as a means of screening for swallowing disorders : a comparison with the water swallowing test. In: Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society. 1999 ; Vol. 37, No. 6. pp. 466-470.
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The simple swallowing provocation test as a means of screening for swallowing disorders : a comparison with the water swallowing test. / Teramoto, S.; Matsuse, T.; Matsui, H.; Ohga, E.; Saito, Eiichi; Ishii, T.; Tomita, T.; Nagase, T.; Fukuchi, Y.; Ouchi, Y.

In: Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society, Vol. 37, No. 6, 01.01.1999, p. 466-470.

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