Interjudge agreement in videofluoroscopic studies of swallowing

Felicia Wilcox, Julie Liss, Gerald M. Siegel

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    Videofluoroscopic swallowing examinations of 3 patients with dysphagia were reviewed independently by 10 speech-language pathologists. Prior to viewing each video, clinicians were provided with information about the patient's history, the results of a bedside swallow examination, and oral-facial and oral motor control examinations. Clinicians completed a swallowing observation protocol as they viewed each video. They then recommended, from a list of treatment strategies, intervention techniques that would be most appropriate for each patient. Interjudge agreement was calculated by determining how many clinicians observed a given swallowing event or deficit, and how many recommended a given treatment strategy. Results suggest that the level of interjudge agreement for videofluoroscopic evaluations is not encouragingly high.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)144-152
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Feb 1996


    • Dysphagia
    • Interjudge agreement
    • Modified barium swallow
    • Videofluoroscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language
    • Speech and Hearing


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