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Development of a multistage diet for dysphagia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8315168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A multistage dysphagia diet was developed by the nutrition and the speech-language pathology sections of an inpatient rehabilitation unit to meet a growing need for a diet that would allow dysphagic patients to eat safely and to progress to a wider variety of foods as their swallowing function improved. The diet was constructed empirically by evaluating all foods on the hospital menu for ease of swallowing. It consisted of five solid-food stages and two liquid stages; thickened liquids were provided for patients unable to manage regular liquids. Menus that offered patients choices among food items were designed for most stages. During planning and implementation of the diet, special attention was given to food production concerns, education of staff and other caregivers, and development of instructional materials for patients leaving the hospital. The diet met its goals of providing dysphagic patients with a maximum number of foods that could be swallowed safely, maintaining or improving nutritional status, avoiding unnecessary tube feeding, and winning the support of patients and caregivers.
E M Pardoe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-29     Completed Date:  1993-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  568-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Nutrition Section, Sinai Rehabilitation Center, Baltimore.
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / diet therapy*,  physiopathology
Diet / methods*

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