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Table 5 Functional oral intake scale [18]

From: Adjustment of oral diet based on flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) in acute stroke patients: a cross-sectional hospital-based registry study

1 Nothing by mouth (NPO)
2 Tube dependent with minimal attempts of food or liquid
3 Tube dependent with consistent oral intake of food or liquid
4 Total oral diet of a single consistency
5 Total oral diet with multiple consistencies, but requiring special preparation or compensations
6 Total oral diet with multiple consistencies without special preparation, but with specific food limitations
7 Total oral diet with no restrictions