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Table 3 Pre- and post-treatment Sydney Swallowing Questionnaire´s mean scores by question

From: Treatment of cricopharyngeal dysfunction: a comparative pilot study

SSQ Score Preop Post1 Post2
1. Swallowing difficulty 36 17 40
2. Thin liquids 32 20 31
3. Thick liquids 26 20 34
4. Soft food 38 19 23
5. Hard food 64 18 42
6. Dry food 61 30 45
7. Swallowing saliva 23 12 17
8. Starting a swallow 47 17 34
9. Food stuck in the throat 65 28 45
10. Cough/choke with solids 60 22 40
11. Cough/choke with liquids 35 19 26
12. Time to eat a meal 33 28 30
13. Food/liquid behind nose 25 12 16
14. Swallow more than once 58 26 40
15. Cough/spit during a meal 44 20 28
16. Dysphagia severity rate 60 21 43
17. Quality of life 68 16 38
Total 770 340 559
  1. SSQ Sydney Swallowing Questionnaire, preop pre-operatively total score, post1 1 month post-operatively total score, post2 6 months post-operatively total score.