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USING THE MODIFIED SCHIRMER TEST TO MEASURE MOUTH

  • To determine whether the Schirmer test could be modified for use as a rapid, objective screening test.
  • Whether this modified Schirmer test (MST) could distinguish between healthy adults who do not have and those who have xerostomia and hyposalivation resulting from receiving head and neck radiation.

 

  • In this study nonxerostomic healthy subjects
  •      had a mean reading of approximately 33 mm
  •      at three minutes while subjects with
  •      xerostomia had a mean reading of 15 mm.
  • Austin Chen, Yolanda Wai et al performed the
  •     modified schirmer test on  test group of patients
  •     who had received radiation as well as those
  •     suffering from chronic graft versus host disease
  •     using colour bar test strip with mean readings
  •     of 30 mm and 7 mm respectively.

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