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Table 6 FEDSS-Score [19]

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

Score   Main findings
6 Handling of secretions/Saliva Penetration or Aspiration
5 Puree consistency Penetration/aspiration without or insufficient protective reflex
4 Penetration/aspiration with sufficient protective reflex
4 Liquids Penetration/aspiration without or insufficient protective reflex
3 Penetration/aspiration with sufficient protective reflex
2 Soft solid food Penetration/aspiration or massive residues in valleculae or piriforms
1 No penetration/aspiration and no more than mild to moderate residues in valleculae or piriforms