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Table 2 Bazaz dysphagia scale

From: Maintaining endotracheal tube cuff pressure at 20 mm Hg to prevent dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery; protocol of a double-blind randomised controlled trial

Do you experience difficulty swallowing?  
None No episode of swallowing difficulty.
Mild Experienced only rare episodes of dysphagia and not considered a significant problem.
Moderate Occasional swallowing difficulty with specific foods (e.g., bread, steak).
Severe Frequent difficulty swallowing (e.g., with the majority of foods).