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Pediatric feeding disorders: a quantitative synthesis of treatment outcomes.
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PMID:  20844951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A systematic review of the literature regarding treatment of pediatric feeding disorders was conducted. Articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals (1970-2010) evaluating treatment of severe food refusal or selectivity were identified. Studies demonstrating strict experimental control were selected and analyzed. Forty-eight single-case research studies reporting outcomes for 96 participants were included in the review. Most children presented with complex medical and developmental concerns and were treated at multidisciplinary feeding disorders programs. All studies involved behavioral intervention; no well-controlled studies evaluating feeding interventions by other theoretical perspectives or clinical disciplines met inclusion criteria. Results indicated that behavioral intervention was associated with significant improvements in feeding behavior. Clinical and research implications are discussed, including movement toward the identification of key behavioral antecedents and consequences that promote appropriate mealtime performance, as well as the need to better document outcomes beyond behavioral improvements, such as changes in anthropometric parameters, generalization of treatment gains to caregivers, and improvements in nutritional status.
William G Sharp; David L Jaquess; Jane F Morton; Caitlin V Herzinger
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical child and family psychology review     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1573-2827     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9807947     Medline TA:  Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marcus Autism Center, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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