What is Swallow Evaluation?

Category: Procedures


The initial swallow test is simple. The person is given a few teaspoons of water to drink. If they can swallow this without choking and coughing, they are asked to swallow half a glass of water. If they have any difficulties with swallowing, they will be referred to the speech and language therapist

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 3 0
Choking on food 1 0
Improve swallowing 1 0
Multiple system atrophy 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Swallow Evaluation

Side effect Patients
Choking 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Swallow Evaluation.