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Nutritional assessment and intervention in children with severe neurological disabilities

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Providing adequate nutrition to children with severe neurological disabilities is extremely difficult due to the high prevalence of oral-motor dysfunction in this group. Short stature and light weight for height are common in disabled children and undernutrition is believed to play a role in this poor growth.

This programme of study investigated the effect of gastrostomy-tube feeding in disabled children with oral-motor dysfunction and evaluated the energy balance and body composit...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Role:
Author
Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602809987
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2013-01-21

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