The Person with Deglutition Changes

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Tiago Pereira Santos - Corresponding Author

Tiago Pereira Santos []
Praceta Dona Cândida, nº 2, 2º esq., 2625-732 Vialonga, Portugal

Helena Silva
Teresa Vasques Almeida


Deglutition, usually compromised, is a cognitive or complex, obstructive, degenerative process in origin. Dysphagia is defined as the sensation of holding liquid or solid material when it is swallowed. In view of the gaps in our care practice, a working group was created in the service to address the needs felt. The main objective is to provide an effective response in the evaluation of clients who present signs and symptoms of dysphagia, with a view to referring them to the multidisciplinary team. We decided to research the non-invasive responses of dysphagia, the assessment different from ours, through this literature review, in order to find the differences that exist between various methods and test their reliability and other attempts compared to the evaluation method we use at the moment. We conclude that there are two other methods of swallowing assessment: the TOR-BSST and the GUSS Scale, both
of which are highly reliable.

Keywords: Deglutition Disorders/diagnosis; Deglutition Disorders/etiology; Deglutition Disorders/nursing; Deglutition Disorders/rehabilitation

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Santos TP, Silva H, Vasques Almeida T. The Person with Deglutition Changes. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 15 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];10(3). Available from: