Diagnostic accuracy of lip force and tongue strength for sarcopenic dysphagia in older inpatients: A cross-sectional observational study.


Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Setagaya Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Dysphagia Rehabilitation, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]


Dysphagia can be caused by sarcopenia in older adults. Although sarcopenic dysphagia has been reported to be associated with low tongue strength, whether tongue strength can be useful as a diagnostic index for sarcopenic dysphagia remains unclear. In addition, the association between sarcopenic dysphagia and lip force is unknown. The aim of the present study was to clarify the association of lip force and tongue strength with sarcopenic dysphagia, and their diagnostic accuracy for sarcopenic dysphagia.


Deglutition disorders,Lip,Rehabilitation,Sarcopenia,Tongue,

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