What is it about?
The Munich Swallowing Score (MUCSS) is a clinician rated scale for the assessment of the functional level of swallowing saliva/secretions, food and liquids. The MUCSS consists of two eight-point subscales, MUCSS-Saliva and MUCSS-Nutrition.
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Why is it important?
With the MUCSS an ordinally scaled dysphagia score is available to assess the functional ability of swallowing saliva/secretion and oral food intake. MUCSS-S and MUCSS-N can be used separately or added to MUCSS-SN to give a total score. Including the outcomes of the previously published study and according to these preliminary results, the MUCSS is a reliable, valid and practical tool.The scores offer clinicians and researchers a standard approach to measure the functional ability of swallowing saliva/secretions and food/liquids at baseline and to assess changes over time.
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This page is a summary of: Validation of the Munich Swallowing Score (MUCSS) in patients with neurogenic dysphagia: A preliminary study, Neurorehabilitation, November 2021, IOS Press,
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