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Table 3 MTF score

From: Evaluation and comparison of oral function after resection of cancer of the upper gingiva in patients who underwent reconstruction surgery versus those treated with a prosthesis

1. Method of intake 2. Time of intake 3. Foods
Only tube feeding 1 point Tube feeding Nothing A: water, tea
Combination tube feeding 2 points MORE than 50 min 1 point B: potage, rich liquid food
Invention of meal 3 points 40 min 2 points C: jelly, paste food
Some restrictions 4 points 30 min 3 points D: whole rice bowl, soft food
No limit 5 points 20 min 4 points E: regular diet
   10 min 5 points *Score the number of food groups available
  1. Yasushi Fujiwara, et al. Journal of Otolaryngology of Japan 100: 1401–1407, 1997