Objective measures of lingual and jaw function in healthy adults and persons with Parkinson's disease: Implications for swallowing
Physiology and Behavior
The study examines the effects of age and Parkinson's disease on lingual and jaw function in neurotypical adults, as well as persons with Parkinson's Disease. Preliminary results provide reference measures in these populations and support the systematic collection of objective data regarding lingual strength, lingual range of motion, and jaw range of motion in clinical populations. The application of this clinically meaningful protocol also provides a means to track physiological changes over time in order to maximize the results of rehabilitative efforts to restore swallow function.
Communicative Disorders and Sciences
Elizabeth R. Oommen, Megan E. Cuellar, Alyssa Scholten, Bethany Rylander, and Mallika David. "Objective measures of lingual and jaw function in healthy adults and persons with Parkinson's disease: Implications for swallowing" Physiology and Behavior (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2021.113349