Validation of modified DYMUS questionnaire to assess dysphagia in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • The modified-DYMUS (Mod-DYMUS) questionnaire is a quick, easy-to-use tool to assess dysphagia in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Why this matters

  • In MS, early identification of dysphagia and appropriate referral can prevent malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia and even death.

  • The Dysphagia in Multiple Sclerosis (DYMUS) questionnaire effectively identifies dysphagia in patients with MS, however the validity of its psychometric testing has not been thoroughly assessed.