Fluoroscopy and Dysphagia Outcome Measures
Clinicians have devised numerous instruments of analysis to standardize the interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS). Such instruments are useful to standardize VFSS analysis, quantify dysfunction, predict risk, and assess prognosis. The number of instruments that have been described is abundant. This chapter will review the Eating Assessment Tool, the Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS), the Penetration Aspiration Scale (PAS), the NIH-Swallowing Safety Score, the Modified Barium Swallow (MBS)-Impairment Tool (MBSImP™©), and the Davis score.
KeywordsDysphagia Fluoroscopy Technique Protocol Modified barium swallow MBS Videofluoroscopic swallow study VFSS Swallow study Swallow Outcome measures Eating Assessment Tool EAT-10 Penetration Aspiration Scale PAS NIH Swallow Safety Scale NIH-SSS
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