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There is no dysphagia spesific and patient/parent centered outcome instrument in the pediatric population. The purpose of this investigation is to develop the Pediatric version of the Eating Assessment Tool (PEDI-EAT-10) and investigate its validity and reliability.
The evaluation of pediatric swallowing disorders includes clinical and instrumental techniques. The clinical evaluation is important for clinical decision-making and to assess the need for an instrumental evaluation of swallowing. A recent systematic review suggested that the currently available non-instrumental assessments for clinicians to evaluate swallowing and feeding function in the pediatric population have wide variations in design, assessment domains, and target groups. It was concluded that there is a significant need for standardized assessment tools with good psychometric properties in the pediatric population. The existing instruments measure the presence or absence and frequency of challenges related to eating/feeding problems in pediatrics, they do not comprehensively measure oropharyngeal phase swallowing problems or do not reflect the severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia symptoms. The 10-item Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10), which was designed for adult patients, is a good model for this current research. It has proven highly successful in quantifying initial dysphagia symptom severity and in monitoring treatment efficacy in a vast array of dysphagia etiologies. Although the EAT-10 is a symptom survey, it has been able to predict objective evidence of swallowing dysfunction. There is no dysphagia spesific and patient/parent centered outcome instrument in the pediatric population such as the EAT-10. The purpose of this investigation is to develop the Pediatric version of the Eating Assessment Tool (PEDI-EAT-10) and investigate its validity and reliability.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
SWALLOWING EVALUATION, The Functional Independence Measure, The PEDI-EAT-10
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The investigators objective is to describe functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing findings in children with cerebral palsy.
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The Physical Therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy is of great complexity, in addition to improving the neuromotor components at the level of structure and body function, must empower t...
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The aim of this study was to describe the motor disability level of ambulatory adults with overweight and cerebral palsy (CP) and to investigate the functional factors associated with weight gain in t...
Determining discharge destination in geriatric evaluation and management units: Is progressive goal attainment a better early indicator of discharge destination than improvement in functional independence measure scores?
To determine whether progress in goal attainment is a more responsive measure of functional improvement than the Functional Independence Measure, and whether it is a more accurate predictor of dischar...
The purpose of this study is to examine (a) the reliability of newly developed measures of mealtime duration and (b) their relationship to clinical feeding/swallowing performance in children with spas...
To understand whether knowledge translation activities are effective, good measurement of practice is required. This study investigated the psychometric properties of a self-report measure of allied h...
To analyze in scientific publications how the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) has been employed to evaluate the elderly.
A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
Degeneration of white matter adjacent to the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES following cerebral hypoxia or BRAIN ISCHEMIA in neonates. The condition primarily affects white matter in the perfusion zone between superficial and deep branches of the MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY. Clinical manifestations include VISION DISORDERS; CEREBRAL PALSY; PARAPLEGIA; SEIZURES; and cognitive disorders. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1021; Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch4, pp30-1)
A familial, cerebral arteriopathy mapped to chromosome 19q12, and characterized by the presence of granular deposits in small CEREBRAL ARTERIES producing ischemic STROKE; PSEUDOBULBAR PALSY; and multiple subcortical infarcts (CEREBRAL INFARCTION). CADASIL is an acronym for Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy. CADASIL differs from BINSWANGER DISEASE by the presence of MIGRAINE WITH AURA and usually by the lack of history of arterial HYPERTENSION. (From Bradley et al, Neurology in Clinical Practice, 2000, p1146)
Volume of circulating blood in a region of the brain. It is a functional measure of the brain perfusion status which relates changes in this to changes in CEREBROVASULAR CIRCULATION that are often seen in brain diseases.
A rare central nervous system demyelinating condition affecting children and young adults. Pathologic findings include a large, sharply defined, asymmetric focus of myelin destruction that may involve an entire lobe or cerebral hemisphere. The clinical course tends to be progressive and includes dementia, cortical blindness, cortical deafness, spastic hemiplegia, and pseudobulbar palsy. Concentric sclerosis of Balo is differentiated from diffuse cerebral sclerosis of Schilder by the pathologic finding of alternating bands of destruction and preservation of myelin in concentric rings. Alpers' Syndrome refers to a heterogeneous group of diseases that feature progressive cerebral deterioration and liver disease. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p914; Dev Neurosci 1991;13(4-5):267-73)
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
A diagnostic test is any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. For example: to diagnose diseases to measure the progress or recovery from disease to confirm that a person is free from disease Clin...