HYD: Effect of Thickened Beverages on Fluid Intake (2007)
How does use of thickened beverages affect fluid intake of older adults (65 years and older) with dysphagia?
Evidence indicates that thickened liquids contribute to fluid intake in older adults with dysphagia.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.
Evidence Summary: Thickened Beverages and Dysphagia in Adults Age 65 and Older
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Search Plan and Results: HYD: Dysphagia/Deglutition Disorders and Thickened Beverages: Adults 65 and Older 2006