Aspiration in bilateral stroke patients: a validation study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We validated the predictive accuracy of an "old" regression model in a "new" sample of bilateral stroke patients (N = 38). Abnormal gag reflex and impaired voluntary cough accurately predicted radiographically verified aspiration in both samples. A final model, using both samples, grouped patients into three risk strata: low risk of 14% (cough and gag normal), moderate risk of 46% to 51% (one of two behaviors abnormal); and high risk of 87% (cough and gag abnormal).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Horner, J; Brazer, SR; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • February 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 430 - 433

PubMed ID

  • 8437716

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.43.2.430


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States