An Internet-based survey was conducted to identify knowledge and performance of dysphagia risk screening among registered dietitian nutritionists in clinical practice. From a randomized sample of 3669 US registered dietitian nutritionists, 8.4% completed the survey and met inclusion criteria. Those who performed or used information about select dysphagia risk screening components in clinical practice had significantly higher mean knowledge scores than those who did not perform/use the components. Respondents with prior training/education performed/used information for more screening components than those without (P =.030); they used information about the components from other sources in their nutrition assessments more often than they performed the components themselves.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Physical assessment
- Registered dietitian