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Our Research

The TCD Dysphagia Centre is interested in all aspects of interdisciplinary dysphagia research.

Some emerging research themes in our to date include:

  1. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical dysphagia evaluation
  2. Evidence of existing dysphagia interventions
  3. Validation of novel instrumental dysphagia evaluations
  4. Challenges of living with dysphagia

Recent Publications

Huckabee M L, Macintosh T, Fuller L, Curry M,Thomas P, Walshe M, McCague E, Battel I, Nogueira D, Frank U, van den Engel-Hoek L, Sella Weiss O. W, The Test of Mastication and Swallowing Solids (TOMASS) : Reliability, Validity and International Normative Data , International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53, (1), 2018, p144 - 156

Kenny, C., Gilheaney, O, Walsh, D, Regan, J., Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Evaluation Tools in Adults with Solid Malignancies Outside the Head and Neck and Upper GI Tract: A Systematic Review, Dysphagia, 2018

Gilheaney O, Stassen L. Walshe M, Prevalence, Nature and Management of oral stage dysphagia in adults with temporomandibular joint disorders: Findings from an Irish cohort , Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2018

Walshe M, Ryan M, Regan J, Screening for Dysphagia: Perspectives and practices of speech and language therapists in the Republic of Ireland. , Folia Phoniatrica , 69, (5-6), 2017, p226 - 238

Zarkada, A., Regan, J., Inter-rater Reliability of the Dysphagia Outcome and Severity Scale (DOSS): Effects of Clinical Experience, Audio-Recording and Training, Dysphagia, 2017

Regan, J, Lawson, S, De Aguair, The Eating Assessment Tool-10 Predicts Aspiration in Adults with Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Dysphagia, 32, (5), 2017, p714 - 720

Greene Z, O Donnel C, Walshe M. Oral stimulation for promoting oral feeding in preterm infants
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, 2016

Hill F, Hill F, Miller N, Walsh RA, Mockler D, McDowell R, Walshe M, Botulinum toxin for drooling in Parkinson's disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 10, 2016, p1 - 17Review, 2016

Baijens L, Clave P, Cras P, Ekberg O, Forster A, Kolb G, Leners JC, Masiero S, Mateos-Nazal, Ortega O, Smithard G, Speyer R, Walshe M, European Society for Swallowing Disorders- European Union Geriatric Medicine Society White Paper: Oropharyngeal Dysphagia as a Geriatric Syndrome, Clinical Intervention in Aging, 11, 2016, p1403 - 1428. Journal Article, 2016

Calvo I, Conway A, Henriques F, Walshe M, The Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Feeding Evaluations in detecting aspiration in children: A diagnostic test accuracy systematic review , Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology , 2016, p314-Journal Article, 2016

Regan, J., Walshe, M., Timon, C., & McMahon, B. P. (2015). Endoflip® evaluation of pharyngo‐oesophageal segment tone and swallowing in a clinical population: a total laryngectomy case series. Clinical Otolaryngology40(2), 121-129.