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Descriptive analyses of pediatric food refusal and acceptance.
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PMID:  20808496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Functional analyses of inappropriate mealtime behavior typically include conditions to determine if the contingent delivery of attention, tangible items, or escape reinforce food refusal. In the current investigation, descriptive analyses were conducted for 25 children who had been admitted to a program for the assessment and treatment of food refusal to determine if the consequences commonly delivered during functional analyses were observed during parent-conducted meals. The conditional probabilities for the delivery of attention, tangible items, and escape following food refusal and acceptance were compared to the unconditional probabilities of each event. Results showed that attention and escape most frequently followed refusal and differed depending on the topography of refusal. Implications for further evaluations of food refusal using similar methods are discussed.
Carrie S W Borrero; Julia N Woods; John C Borrero; Elizabeth A Masler; Aaron D Lesser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied behavior analysis     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1938-3703     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Behav Anal     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  2011-01-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0174763     Medline TA:  J Appl Behav Anal     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Feeding and Eating Disorders of Childhood / psychology*
Observer Variation
Parent-Child Relations
Parents / psychology*
Reinforcement (Psychology)

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