scholarly journals Relationship Between Functional Activity And Nutritional Status, Manual Ability And Intelligence In Children With Cerebral Palsy

Ika Rosdiana ◽  
Verina Gian Daniswari ◽  
Getri Sura ◽  
- Ariestiani

International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 06 No. 01 January’22 Page: 30-35

2014 ◽  
Vol 33 ◽  
pp. S93-S94
K. Tel Adigüzel ◽  
E. Akal Yildiz ◽  
G. Kaner ◽  
E. Adigüzel ◽  
B. Balaban

2018 ◽  
Vol 7 (1) ◽  
pp. 35-43 ◽  
Claudia Mary Donkor ◽  
Jackie Lee ◽  
Natasha Lelijveld ◽  
Melanie Adams ◽  
Marjolein Meande Baltussen ◽  

2018 ◽  
Vol 55 (4) ◽  
pp. 352-357 ◽  
Deise Cristina Oliva CARAMICO-FAVERO ◽  
Zelita Caldeira Ferreira GUEDES ◽  
Mauro Batista de MORAIS

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy may be associated with comorbidities such as undernutrition, impaired growth and gastrointestinal symptoms. Children with cerebral palsy exhibit eating problems due to the effect on the anatomical and functional structures involved in the eating function resulting in malnutrition. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between food intake, nutritional status and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Cross-sectional study that included 40 children with cerebral palsy (35 with spastic tetraparetic form and 5 with non-spastic choreoathetoid form of cerebral palsy, all requiring wheelchairs or bedridden) aged from 4 to 10 years. The dietary assessment with the parents was performed using the usual household food intake inquiry. Anthropometric data were collected. Gastrointestinal symptoms associated with deglutition disorders, gastroesophageal reflux and chronic constipation were also recorded. RESULTS: The median of height-for-age Z-score (-4.05) was lower (P<0.05) than the median of weight-for-age (-3.29) and weight-for-height (-0.94). There was no statistical difference between weight-for-age and weight-for-height Z-scores. Three patients with cerebral palsy (7.5%) exhibited mild anemia, with normal ferritin levels in two. Symptoms of dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux, and constipation were found in 82.5% (n=33), 40.0% (n=16), and 60.0% (n=24) of the sample, respectively. The patients with symptoms of dysphagia exhibited lower daily energy (1280.2±454.8 Kcal vs 1890.3±847.1 Kcal, P=0.009), carbohydrate (median: 170.9 g vs 234.5 g, P=0.023) and fluid intake (483.1±294.9 mL vs 992.9±292.2 mL, P=0.001). The patients with symptoms of gastrointestinal reflux exhibited greater daily fluid intake (720.0±362.9 mL) than the patients without symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (483.7±320.0 mL, P=0.042) and a greater height-for-age deficit (Z-score: -4.9±1.7 vs 3.7±1.5, P=0.033). The patients with symptoms of constipation exhibited lower daily dietary fiber (9.2±4.3 g vs 12.3±4.3 g, P=0.031) and fluid (456.5±283.1 mL vs 741.1±379.2 mL, P=0.013) intake. CONCLUSION: Children with cerebral palsy exhibited wide variability in food intake which may partially account for their severe impaired growth and malnutrition. Symptoms of dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux, and constipation are associated with different food intake patterns. Therefore, nutritional intervention should be tailored considering the gastrointestinal symptoms and nutritional status.

2016 ◽  
Vol 58 (9) ◽  
pp. 936-941 ◽  
Elizabeth Herrera-Anaya ◽  
Adriana Angarita-Fonseca ◽  
Víctor M Herrera-Galindo ◽  
Rocío D P Martínez-Marín ◽  
Cindy N Rodríguez-Bayona

R. F. Rakhmaeva ◽  
A. A. Kamalova ◽  
V. A. Ayupova

Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often develop nutritional disorders, their incidence reaches 80% (according to the literature data).Purpose. To analyze the frequency of nutritional disorders and features of nutritional status in children with CP.Characteristics of children and research methods. We studied the anthropometric indicators (weight, height, body mass index, triceps and subscapular skin fold thickness), physical development characteristics depending on the motor abilities of the child according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System scale and body composition by bioelectrical impedance.Results. Nutritional status disorders were detected in 88.8% of patients, while the diagnostic was based on a reduced physical development in 55.5% of patients. 22.2% of patients had protein-energy deficiency of the first degree, 15.5% of patients had protein-energy deficiency of the second degree, 6.7% of patients had protein-energy deficiency of the third degree, 11.1% of patients suffered from overweight. Besides, nutritional disorders were diagnosed in 33.3% of patients with normal physical development, but with altered body composition, namely, with the imbalance of fat and lean body weight, the isolated increase of the percentage of fat mass, the decrease of active cellular and musculoskeletal weight. These patients also require nutritional correction.Conclusion. These data confirm the dependence of physical development and body composition on the patient’s motor activity and demonstrate the need for complex comprehensive study of nutritional status in children with CP.

A. A. Kamalova ◽  
R. F. Rakhmaeva ◽  
E. M. Ahmadullina ◽  
L. I. Basanova

The frequency of underweight in children with cerebral palsy is about 60–70%. A benefit of nutritional support in children with cerebral palsy are underestimated. The use of nutritional support during active physical rehabilitation can have a positive effect on not only body weight, but also the component composition of the body and their rehabilitation potential.The aim of our study was to evaluate the effectiveness of nutritional support – a hypercaloric (1,5 kcal/ml) polymer formula with fibers (Pediashure 1,5 Fiber, Abbott) in children with cerebral palsy.Characteristics of children and research methods. Anthropometric indicators (body weight, height, body mass index, triceps skinfold thickness, subscapular skinfold thickness, mid-upper arm circumference, shoulder muscle circumference) and body composition were studied in 15 underweight children with cerebral palsy aged 4–10 years with the level of motor disorders GMFCSIII–IV. They were prescribed of nutritional support with a hyper caloric mixture (1,5kcal/ml) with fiber lasting 3months during active physical rehabilitation.Results. Against the background of nutritional support, there was a significant increase in body weight, height, z-score of body weight, mainly due to musculoskeletal, active cell and lean mass. In addition to correcting the nutritional status of children with cerebral palsy, an improvement in their motor abilities was noted.

Raíne Costa Borba Firmino de Arruda ◽  
Rafael Miranda Tassitano ◽  
Anísio Luís da Silva Brito ◽  
Olga Sophia de Sousa Martins ◽  
Poliana Coelho Cabral ◽  

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