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Feeding and nutritional characteristics in children with moderate or severe cerebral palsy.
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PMID:  8816207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was undertaken to characterize the current feeding situation and nutritional status of moderately or severely disabled children with cerebral palsy (CP). Thirty-five children with CP (17 with diplegia, 11 with dystonia, 6 with tetraplegia and one child with ataxia) were investigated at a median age of 8 years. Information was obtained from parental interviews, medical records and clinical and anthropometric examinations. Twenty-one of the 35 children (60%), most of whom were severely disabled, were reported by the parents to have current feeding problems. Anthropometric indicators of undernutrition were found in 15 children (43%) and of overnutrition in 3 children (9%), compared with reference values of healthy children. Severely disabled children in the youngest age group were most at risk for poor nutritional status. Early identification of children at nutritional risk requires regular assessments of feeding skills and nutritional status.
M Dahl; M Thommessen; M Rasmussen; T Selberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-26     Completed Date:  1996-11-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Age Distribution
Case-Control Studies
Cerebral Palsy / complications*
Child Nutrition Disorders / etiology*
Disabled Persons
Eating Disorders / etiology*
Nutrition Assessment
Nutritional Status
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Acta Paediatr. 1997 Mar;86(3):336   [PMID:  9099333 ]

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