Validation of the Hebrew Version of the Eating Assessment Tool-10 (H-EAT-10)

Sara Abu-Ghanem, Melissa Schechter, Hanna Flesh-Eyni, Liat Litwin, Esti Makai, Yael Oestreicher-Kedem, Moshe Yehuda

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Background and Objectives: Dysphagia is a common disability with different etiologies. In order to measure dysphagia symptom severity and effects on quality of life, the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) was developed and validated in the English language. We aimed to develop a Hebrew version of the EAT-10 and to evaluate its internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and validity in Hebrew-speaking adults with dysphagia. Subjects and Methods: The Hebrew EAT-10 (H-EAT-10) questionnaire was completed by 132 patients: 56 patients with dysphagia and 76 controls. Internal consistency analysis was calculated using Cronbach α, and test-retest reliability was calculated using intraclass correlation coefficient in order to assess clinical validity. Results: Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were found to be high in the H-EAT-10 (Cronbach α = 0.955 and intraclass correla tion = 0.98). In addition, H-EAT-10 scores in the dysphagia group were found to be significantly higher than those in the control group (p < 0.001). Conclusion: This study demonstrated that H-EAT-10 is a reliable and valid tool that may be implemented for clinical practice and research on dysphagia in a Hebrew-speaking population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-267
Number of pages7
JournalFolia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Deglutition disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • EAT-10
  • Eating Assessment Tool
  • Hebrew version
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Swallowing evaluation


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