↓ Skip to main content

Dove Medical Press

Article Metrics

European Society for Swallowing Disorders – European Union Geriatric Medicine Society white paper: oropharyngeal dysphagia as a geriatric syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, October 2016
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

policy
1 policy source
twitter
54 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
155 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
371 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
Title
European Society for Swallowing Disorders – European Union Geriatric Medicine Society white paper: oropharyngeal dysphagia as a geriatric syndrome
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, October 2016
DOI 10.2147/cia.s107750
Pubmed ID
Authors

Laura WJ Baijens, Pere Clavé, Patrick Cras, Olle Ekberg, Alexandre Forster, Gerald Kolb, Jean Claude Leners, Stefano Masiero, Jesús Mateos del Nozal, Omar Ortega, David G Smithard, Renée Speyer, Margaret Walshe

Abstract

This position document has been developed by the Dysphagia Working Group, a committee of members from the European Society for Swallowing Disorders and the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, and invited experts. It consists of 12 sections that cover all aspects of clinical management of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) related to geriatric medicine and discusses prevalence, quality of life, and legal and ethical issues, as well as health economics and social burden. OD constitutes impaired or uncomfortable transit of food or liquids from the oral cavity to the esophagus, and it is included in the World Health Organization's classification of diseases. It can cause severe complications such as malnutrition, dehydration, respiratory infections, aspiration pneumonia, and increased readmissions, institutionalization, and morbimortality. OD is a prevalent and serious problem among all phenotypes of older patients as oropharyngeal swallow response is impaired in older people and can cause aspiration. Despite its prevalence and severity, OD is still underdiagnosed and untreated in many medical centers. There are several validated clinical and instrumental methods (videofluoroscopy and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) to diagnose OD, and treatment is mainly based on compensatory measures, although new treatments to stimulate the oropharyngeal swallow response are under research. OD matches the definition of a geriatric syndrome as it is highly prevalent among older people, is caused by multiple factors, is associated with several comorbidities and poor prognosis, and needs a multidimensional approach to be treated. OD should be given more importance and attention and thus be included in all standard screening protocols, treated, and regularly monitored to prevent its main complications. More research is needed to develop and standardize new treatments and management protocols for older patients with OD, which is a challenging mission for our societies.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 54 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 371 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 368 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 59 16%
Student > Bachelor 57 15%
Researcher 34 9%
Other 33 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 26 7%
Other 94 25%
Unknown 68 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 120 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 97 26%
Psychology 11 3%
Neuroscience 10 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 2%
Other 47 13%
Unknown 78 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 February 2020.
All research outputs
#528,247
of 15,268,686 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#54
of 1,484 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,763
of 270,284 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#2
of 53 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,268,686 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,484 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 270,284 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 53 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.