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dc.contributor.advisorGoldberg, Lynette R.
dc.contributor.authorVan Ravenhorst-Bell, Heidi A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-26T17:06:14Z
dc.date.available2013-06-26T17:06:14Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-18
dc.identifier.citationHeidi A. Van Ravenhorst-Bell. (2012). Changes in Tongue Strength and Endurance after a Typical Meal in Healthy Older Adults in a Continuing Care Community. -- In Proceedings: 8th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.141-142en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5809
dc.descriptionFourth Place winner of poster presentations at the 8th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, April 18, 2012.
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Professions
dc.description.abstractThe ability to swallow safely is vital for nourishment of the body and brain and depends on adequate tongue function, particularly strength and endurance. Purpose: Investigate changes in tongue strength and endurance in healthy older adults (65+ years). Methods: Self-reported healthy older adults (n = 20; 15 women, 5 men) completed tongue strength and endurance measures before and after a regular lunch using the Iowa Oral Pressure Instrument (IOPI). Results: A paired samples t-test documented a statistically significant increase (p < 0.05) in tongue strength following the meal. This contrasts with published data using highly textured food and suggests that a regular, but less textured, meal may provide sufficient resistance for tongue function without generating undue fatigue and diminished strength.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Office of Research Administration, University Librariesen_US
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dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate School.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP;
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.8;
dc.titleChanges in tongue strength and endurance after a typical meal in healthy older adults in a continuing care communityen_US
dc.typeConference paper
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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