RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PNEUMONIA AND SWALLOWING FUNCTION IN ELDERLY


Bulguroglu M., SEREL ARSLAN S., DEMİR N., Bulguroglu H. I. , KARADUMAN A. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-TURK FIZYOTERAPI VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI, vol.31, no.3, pp.270-277, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21653/tjpr.578530
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-TURK FIZYOTERAPI VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-277
  • Keywords: Dysphagia, Elderly, Pneumonia, Swallowing, ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA, DYSPHAGIA, RISK, DYSFUNCTION, MANAGEMENT, OLDER

Abstract

Purpose: Anatomical and physiological changes due to aging decrease the efficiency of swallowing and increase the risk of aspiration pneumonia. One of the underlying causes of recurrent pneumonia is swallowing dysfunction, with aspiration. This study aimed to compare the swallowing function in elderly patients with and without pneumonia and to investigate its association with malnutrition.