Have you ever wanted to have all of your dysphagia resources in one spot?
Have you ever wondered which assessments and forms to use in your treatment to measure outcomes of therapy?
The Dysphagia Toolbox is here.
This toolbox was created and compiled by Dr. Giselle Carnaby and Dr. Michael Crary. The criteria for these tools to be added to the toolbox? They must have published reliability and validity. This is what we should be looking for anyway, isn’t that correct?
What information can you find on the toolbox?
Sydney Swallow Questionnaire
Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA)
Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability-Cancer (MASA-C)
Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS)
Functional Oral Intake Scale-Cancer (FOIS-C)-Coming Soon
Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI)
MD Andersen Dysphagia Symptom Index (MDASI)
Carnaby- Video Fluoroscopic Examination (C-VFE)
The MBSImP (Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile) information is included, but you have to attend the training to use this tool.
With the exception of the MBSImP, all tools are free to use and available on the website.
A big thank you to Dr. Carnaby and Dr. Crary for creating this invaluable tool for all swallowologists!!