Developing a screening tool for identifying people with difficulty swallowing solid oral medicines

  • At: 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: WONG, Simon (Queensland University of Technology, School of Clinical Sciences)
  • Co-author(s): Simon Wong: School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Esther Lau: School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Kathryn Steadman: School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Julie Cichero: School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Jose Manuel Serrano Santos: School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Lisa Nissen: School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    About 14.1% of Australians reported having difficulty swallowing medications. People who find it hard to swallow pills (tablets, capsules) may not necessarily have an issue swallowing food and drink. Existing screening tools for swallowing difficulties lack the components necessary to identify people who only have an issue swallowing..

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