Edwards, A., Froude, E. & Sharpe, G. (2018). Developing competent videofluoroscopic swallowing study analysts. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery,26(3), 1-166. United Kingdom: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1097/MOO.0000000000000449
Purpose of review This review examines the recent literature concerning the development of VFSS analysts. Recent findings Face-to-face and blended methods of training improve reliability and accuracy of VFSS analysis. However, with the exception of the literature describing the MBSImP training, most studies investigate relatively brief training for specific VFSS rating tools. The influence of training mode and trainee factors has received limited attention. Summary There is a lack of controlled studies investigating the influences of training methods for VFSS analysis. Pilot data is emerging concerning VFSS analysis training ‘packages’ but without information about the relative influence of training mode, it is difficult to determine the most efficient and cost-effective way of training VFSS analysts. Future research should investigate the contribution of trainee-related factors to succeed in VFSS analysis training, and the relative benefits and disadvantages of online, peer, independent, and blended modes of training.
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