Safe structural food bolus in elderly: the relevant parameters

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Vandenberghe-Descamps, Mathilde; Septier, Chantal; Prot, Aurélie; Tournier, Carole; Hennequin, Martine; Vigneau, Evelyne; Feron, Gilles; Labouré, Hélène;
(2017)
  • Subject: Alimentation et Nutrition | Food and Nutrition | elderly;older adults;food bolus;teeth;tooth;saliva;chewing;mastication;oral volume | aliment pour personne agée | dent | bol alimentaire | salive | machouillage

Mastication is essential to prepare food into a bolus ready to be swallowed safely, with no choking risk. Based on food bolus properties, a masticatory normative indicator was developed by Woda et al. (2010) to identify impaired masticatory function within good oral hea... View more
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