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Carl Coelho, Jennifer Mozeiko, Wendy Chase, Jean McCarthy

Field of Study

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


Master of Arts

Open Access

Open Access


This study aims to determine the relationship, if any, of daily dietary intake of adult individuals living independently in the community and swallow function/ dysfunction. It appears that individuals modify their diet as they age and the correlation between this awareness of diet modification and dysphagia is unclear. Using the Yale Swallow Protocol and a study specific questionnaire, this relationship was examined. The results indicate future research should focus on the bi-directional relationship between malnutrition and dysphagia in the aging, community dwelling population.

Major Advisor

Carl Coelho