Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
The psychometric evaluation of the Turkish version of the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability in patients in the early period after stroke
Background/aim: The Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) is an efficient tool that allows physicians to determine the alertness, cooperation, and respiration of patients, which are important factors when assessing swallowing . This study aimed to translate the MASA into Turkish (T-MASA) and to assess its reliability and validity in patients during the early period after a stroke . Materials and methods: The scale was administered to 141 patients in the early period after a stroke. For reliability, both internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha and corrected item-to-total correlations) and interrater reliability were analyzed. The procedures were scored by two blinded independent expert observers. The validity was assessed using the convergent validity. The cut-off value of the T-MASA for dysphagia was accepted as 169 points. The correlation between the MASA and endoscopic evaluation was evaluated. Results: The T-MASA showed good internal consistency using Cronbach's alpha (0.899-0.901) and corrected item-to-total correlations. In addition, the intraclass correlation coefficient scores indicated excellent agreement. A significant moderate negative correlation was found between endoscopic evaluation and the T-MASA in terms of the presence of dysphagia (r: -0.324, r: -0.302, respectively, and both P = 0.001) Conclusion: Our results suggest that the Turkish version of the MASA is a valid and reliable instrument when determining dysphagia in patients in the early period after a stroke.
Dysphagia, stroke, bedside screening test, Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability
UMAY, EBRU KARACA; GÜNDOĞDU, İBRAHİM; GÜRÇAY, EDA; ÖZTÜRK, ERHAN ARİF; YILMAZ, VOLKAN; KARAAHMET, ÖZGÜR ZELİHA; EREN, YASEMİN; SAYLAM, GÜLESER; and ÇAKCI, FATMA AYTÜL
"The psychometric evaluation of the Turkish version of the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability in patients in the early period after stroke,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 48:
6, Article 12.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol48/iss6/12