Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the dietary management of dysphagia, using thickeners and texture-modified foods.

Hibberd, 2011. Acceptance, compliance, and tolerance of a novel xanthan gum-based thickener on oropharyngeal dysphagia patients

An open, observational study that was conducted to look at the acceptance, compliance and gastrointestinal (GI) tolerance of a xanthan gum-based thickener in aged care residents with dysphagia. The study found that the xanthan gum-based thickener was liked for its sensory characteristics, thickened well and held it's desired thickness with no GI intolerance.