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Commun Sci Disord. 2008;13(2): 242-262.
Do Gross/Fine Motor Functions and/or Non-speech Mechanism Function Affect Feeding-Swallowing Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy?
HyangHee Kim` , Eun Sook Park` , Ji Eun Park` , Hyun-Joung Lee` , Jung Mo Nam` , Myung Soo Choi` , and Seung Jin Lee`
Copyright ©2008 The Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
김향희(HyangHee Kim)| 박은숙(Eun Sook Park)| 박지은(Ji Eun Park)| 이현정(Hyun-Joung Lee)| 남정모(Jung Mo Nam)| 최명수(Myung Soo Choi)| 이승진(Seung Jin Lee)
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ABSTRACT

Background & Objectives
The incidence and prevalence rates of feeding-swallowing disorders among children with cerebral palsy(CP) are high. These disorders can be detrimental threat to nutritional status, physical growth, and furthermore, life expectancy for children with CP. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether gross motor function, fine motor function, and/or non-speech mechanism affect feeding-swallowing disorders in children with CP.
Methods
Thirty children with CP participated in this study. Gross motor function, fine motor function, non-speech mechanism, and feeding-swallowing functions were examined via direct assessment of children and caregiver questionnaires.
Results
Gross and fine motor functions were identified. The mean scores and standard deviations of non-speech mechanism and feeding function were reported. Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that 79.1% or 77.9% of the total variance in the feeding- swallowing function was explained by the non-speech mechanism function(p
Keywords: 뇌성마비 | 섭식장애 | 삼킴장애 | 대근육운동기능 | 소근육운동기능 | 비구어기제기능 | cerebral palsy (CP)
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