Comment on Revalidating Swallowing Assessments Purpose A letter to the editor is presented regarding the recently published article by González-Fernández, Sein, and Palmer (2011) . In this letter, Dr.Giselle Carnaby stipulates that although González-Fernández and colleagues' article reports on the revalidation of a common swallowing assessment tool, it does not, however, fully address issues surrounding (a) ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   November 01, 2012
Comment on Revalidating Swallowing Assessments
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Giselle Carnaby
    University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Correspondence to Giselle Carnaby: gmann@phhp.ufl.edu
  • Editor: Carol Scheffner Hammer
    Editor: Carol Scheffner Hammer×
  • Associate Editor: Jane Mertz Garcia
    Associate Editor: Jane Mertz Garcia×
Article Information
Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   November 01, 2012
Comment on Revalidating Swallowing Assessments
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2012, Vol. 21, 415-416. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0140)
History: Received November 8, 2011 , Accepted March 18, 2012
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2012, Vol. 21, 415-416. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0140)
History: Received November 8, 2011; Accepted March 18, 2012

Purpose A letter to the editor is presented regarding the recently published article by González-Fernández, Sein, and Palmer (2011) . In this letter, Dr.Giselle Carnaby stipulates that although González-Fernández and colleagues' article reports on the revalidation of a common swallowing assessment tool, it does not, however, fully address issues surrounding (a) the use of retrospective data for revalidation, (b) the impact of missing data on analyses, and (c) the failure to replicate an assessment’s scoring system.

Conclusion These issues are pertinent for the readership of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP) and for the interpretation and development of future assessment tools in this area.

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