Feeding problems in Silver-Russell syndrome

J. Blissett, G. Harris, J. Kirk

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In order to identify the prevalence and severity of feeding problems in children with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) the feeding difficulties of 32 children with SRS and 32 age- and sex-matched control children were assessed using the Feeding Assessment Questionnaire (Harris and Booth 1992). Children's ages ranged from 2 to 11 years, with 19 male and 13 female pairs. In a subset of matched pairs, parent-child interaction at mealtimes was examined using video recording; food intake was also assessed over a 3-day period using weighed food diaries. Children with SRS experienced significantly more feeding problems than children without growth disorders. Common feeding problems for children with SRS were poor appetite, fussiness, slow feeding, and problems associated with oral-motor dysfunction. Feeding problems did not significantly affect intake of kilocalories, protein, fat, or carbohydrates. Mealtime interaction between children with SRS and their parents was significantly more negative than interactions between control-group children and their parents. The focus of intervention packages in SRS should be to reduce negative parent-child interactions and reduce parental anxiety about feeding, growth, and weight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Silver-Russell Syndrome
Meals
Parents
Growth Disorders
Diet Records
Video Recording
Appetite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)

Cite this

Feeding problems in Silver-Russell syndrome. / Blissett, J.; Harris, G.; Kirk, J.

In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2001, p. 39-44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blissett, J. ; Harris, G. ; Kirk, J. / Feeding problems in Silver-Russell syndrome. In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2001 ; Vol. 43, No. 1. pp. 39-44.
@article{4b3ba840e7b24e25b17b6c30ea136c5e,
title = "Feeding problems in Silver-Russell syndrome",
abstract = "In order to identify the prevalence and severity of feeding problems in children with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) the feeding difficulties of 32 children with SRS and 32 age- and sex-matched control children were assessed using the Feeding Assessment Questionnaire (Harris and Booth 1992). Children's ages ranged from 2 to 11 years, with 19 male and 13 female pairs. In a subset of matched pairs, parent-child interaction at mealtimes was examined using video recording; food intake was also assessed over a 3-day period using weighed food diaries. Children with SRS experienced significantly more feeding problems than children without growth disorders. Common feeding problems for children with SRS were poor appetite, fussiness, slow feeding, and problems associated with oral-motor dysfunction. Feeding problems did not significantly affect intake of kilocalories, protein, fat, or carbohydrates. Mealtime interaction between children with SRS and their parents was significantly more negative than interactions between control-group children and their parents. The focus of intervention packages in SRS should be to reduce negative parent-child interactions and reduce parental anxiety about feeding, growth, and weight.",
author = "J. Blissett and G. Harris and J. Kirk",
year = "2001",
doi = "10.1017/S0012162201000068",
language = "English",
volume = "43",
pages = "39--44",
journal = "Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology",
issn = "0012-1622",
publisher = "Wiley",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Feeding problems in Silver-Russell syndrome

AU - Blissett, J.

AU - Harris, G.

AU - Kirk, J.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - In order to identify the prevalence and severity of feeding problems in children with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) the feeding difficulties of 32 children with SRS and 32 age- and sex-matched control children were assessed using the Feeding Assessment Questionnaire (Harris and Booth 1992). Children's ages ranged from 2 to 11 years, with 19 male and 13 female pairs. In a subset of matched pairs, parent-child interaction at mealtimes was examined using video recording; food intake was also assessed over a 3-day period using weighed food diaries. Children with SRS experienced significantly more feeding problems than children without growth disorders. Common feeding problems for children with SRS were poor appetite, fussiness, slow feeding, and problems associated with oral-motor dysfunction. Feeding problems did not significantly affect intake of kilocalories, protein, fat, or carbohydrates. Mealtime interaction between children with SRS and their parents was significantly more negative than interactions between control-group children and their parents. The focus of intervention packages in SRS should be to reduce negative parent-child interactions and reduce parental anxiety about feeding, growth, and weight.

AB - In order to identify the prevalence and severity of feeding problems in children with Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) the feeding difficulties of 32 children with SRS and 32 age- and sex-matched control children were assessed using the Feeding Assessment Questionnaire (Harris and Booth 1992). Children's ages ranged from 2 to 11 years, with 19 male and 13 female pairs. In a subset of matched pairs, parent-child interaction at mealtimes was examined using video recording; food intake was also assessed over a 3-day period using weighed food diaries. Children with SRS experienced significantly more feeding problems than children without growth disorders. Common feeding problems for children with SRS were poor appetite, fussiness, slow feeding, and problems associated with oral-motor dysfunction. Feeding problems did not significantly affect intake of kilocalories, protein, fat, or carbohydrates. Mealtime interaction between children with SRS and their parents was significantly more negative than interactions between control-group children and their parents. The focus of intervention packages in SRS should be to reduce negative parent-child interactions and reduce parental anxiety about feeding, growth, and weight.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035144046&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/S0012162201000068

DO - 10.1017/S0012162201000068

M3 - Article

VL - 43

SP - 39

EP - 44

JO - Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

JF - Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

SN - 0012-1622

IS - 1

ER -