AUTHORS: Mann - ©2002
Designed for use in bedside evaluations of patients referred for swallowing function assessment. The Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability is a quick and reliable tool. It is an efficient and cost-effective assessment tool allowing clinicians to evaluate patients and determine which ones are true candidates for more involved instrumental evaluation. This tool may also be utilized for monitoring swallowing skills over time. The manual will include a technical manual as well as step-by-step user's guide. The user's guide section will also include information on how to use the instrument for outcomes data collection, monitoring patient status, and other clinical applications other than its primary purpose.