Table 1

Three levels of fluid thickness commonly used in dysphagia treatment[11]and commercial comparisons[10,28]
Least thick Moderate thickness Most thick
Labels commonly used: Labels commonly used: Labels commonly used:
Nectar-thick Honey-thick Spoon-thick
Level 150 – Mildly thick Level 400- Moderately thick Level 900 – Extremely thick
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Viscosities reported in this range: Viscosities reported in this range: Viscosities reported in this range:
51-350 mPa.s 351-1750 mPa.s > 1750 mPa.s
150 mPa.s 400 mPa.s 900 mPa.s
Comparison thickness with commercially available products:
Water 1 mPa.s
Chocolate milk 56 mPa.s
Whipping cream 100 mPa.s
Chilled tomato soup 250 mPa.s
Tomato sauce 800 mPa.s
Chocolate custard 1870 mPa.s
Pureed peaches 2000 mPa.s

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