Author information: Previous research has established that a great deal of variation exists in the temporal sequence of swallowing events for healthy adults. Yet, the impact of aging on swallow event sequence swallow not well understood.
Kendall et al. Dysphagia 18 2: We directly young adherence to these sequences, as well as event latencies, and quantified the percentage of unique sequences in two samples of healthy adults: Amatuer voyeur sex 8 swallowing events that contribute to the sequences were reliably identified from videofluoroscopy in a sample of 23 healthy seniors 10 male, mean age Old analyses compared the proportions of obligatory pairs and unique sequences by age group.
Swallow Event Sequencing: Comparing Healthy Older and Younger Adults.
Compared to the older subjects, younger subjects had significantly lower adherence to two obligatory sequences: The associated latencies were significantly different between age groups as well. Our findings suggest that paired swallow event sequences may not be robust across the age continuum and that variation in swallow sequences appears to decrease with aging.
These findings provide normative references for comparisons to older individuals with dysphagia.