Undernutrition in children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD): its prevalence and influence on quality of life.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_242992D15BF4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Undernutrition in children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD): its prevalence and influence on quality of life.
Périodique
Child
Auteur(s)
Holenweg-Gross C., Newman C.J., Faouzi M., Poirot-Hodgkinson I., Bérard C., Roulet-Perez E.
ISSN
1365-2214 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0305-1862
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Volume
40
Numéro
4
Pages
525-532
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Publication Status: ppublish PDF: Original Article
Résumé
BACKGROUND: To estimate the prevalence of undernutrition among children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) and to explore its influence on quality of life.
METHODS: Seventy-two children with PIMD (47 male; 25 female; age range 2 to 15 years 4 months; mean age 8.6, SD 3.6) underwent an anthropometric assessment, including body weight, triceps skinfold thickness, segmental measures and recumbent length. Undernutrition was determined using tricipital skinfold percentile and z-scores of weight-for-height and height-for-age. The quality of life of each child was evaluated using the QUALIN questionnaire adapted for profoundly disabled children.
RESULTS: Twenty-five children (34.7%) were undernourished and seven (9.7%) were obese. Among undernourished children only eight (32 %) were receiving food supplements and two (8%) had a gastrostomy, of which one was still on a refeeding programme. On multivariate analysis, undernutrition was one of the independent predictors of lower quality of life.
CONCLUSION: Undernutrition remains a matter of concern in children with PIMD. There is a need to better train professionals in systematically assessing the nutritional status of profoundly disabled children in order to start nutritional management when necessary.
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18/07/2014 18:50
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