The EAT-10 is an Eating Assessment Tool that consists of 10 questions and is easy to administer and score. It is validated in ALS and has “excellent accuracy” in identifying patients who aspirate.1 Each of the 10 items assesses if the patient has no problems swallowing to severe difficulties swallowing.
An EAT-10 score of 3 or higher suggests that a person may have difficulty swallowing and should discuss their results with their physician. Results from the EAT-10 is not equivalent to a clinical swallowing evaluation or instrumental assessment – only your physician can determine this.
Click here and print out the EAT-10. Bring the completed form with you to your next doctor’s appointment to discuss your results.
1. Plowman EK. Neurogastroenterol Motil. (2016); 28(1):85.