Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, Gross Motor Skills and Cerebral Palsy
1. Oropharyngeal dysphagia was present in 85% of the children
2. There was a step wise relationship between oropharyngeal dysphagia and gross motor function classification level.
3. There was higher odds of having oropharyngeal dysphagia in children who were non ambulatory.
Reference: Katherine A. Benfer, Kelly A. Weir, Kristie L. Bell, Robert S. Ware, Peter S.W. Davies, and Roslyn N. Boyd Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and Gross Motor Skills in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Pediatrics peds.2012-3093; published ahead of print April 15, 2013, doi:10.1542/peds.2012-3093