Swallowing frequency analysis, a potential screening tool for dysphagia following acute stroke

Takeaway

  • The study supports further validation of swallowing frequency analysis (SFA) following acute stroke, as SFA rates correlate with dysphagia severity and critical stroke-related outcomes.

Why this matters

  • Validating SFA as a screening tool for dysphagia following an acute stroke may allow for intervention to reduce negative stroke-related outcomes such as pneumonia.