EAT-10: A Swallowing Screening Tool

OBJECTIVE:

EAT-10 helps to measure swallowing difficulties.
It may be important for you to talk with your physician about treatment options for symptoms.

A. INSTRUCTIONS:

Answer each question by writing the number of points in the boxes.
To what extent do you experience the following problems?

 

 

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SYMPTOMS
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My swallowing problem has caused me to lose weight.
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My swallowing problem interferes with my ability to go out for meals.
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Swallowing liquids takes extra effort.
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Swallowing solids takes extra effort.
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Swallowing pills takes extra effort.
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Swallowing is painful.
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The pleasure of eating is affected by my swallowing.
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When I swallow food sticks in my throat.
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I cough when I eat.
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Swallowing is stressful.
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