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dc.contributor.authorMwesige, Angelina Kakooza
dc.contributor.authorTumwine, James K.
dc.contributor.authorEliasson, Ann-Christin
dc.contributor.authorNamusoke, Hanifa K.
dc.contributor.authorForssberg, Hans
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-28T13:44:51Z
dc.date.available2022-02-28T13:44:51Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationKakooza‐Mwesige, A., Tumwine, J. K., Eliasson, A. C., Namusoke, H. K., & Forssberg, H. (2015). Malnutrition is common in Ugandan children with cerebral palsy, particularly those over the age of five and those who had neonatal complications. Acta Paediatrica, 104(12), 1259-1268.https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13089en_US
dc.identifier.issn0803-5253
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2326
dc.description.abstractPoor growth and malnutrition are frequently reported in children with cerebral palsy in developed countries, but there is limited information from developing countries. We investigated the nutritional status of Ugandan children with cerebral palsy and described the factors associated with poor nutrition.We examined 135 children from two to 12 years with cerebral palsy, who attended Uganda's national referral hospital. A child was considered underweight, wasted, stunted or thin if the standard deviation scores for their weight for age, weight for height, height for age and body mass index for age were ≤−2.0 using World Health Organization growth standards. Multivariable logistic regression identified the factors associated with nutritional indicators.Over half (52%) of the children were malnourished, with underweight (42%) being the most common category, followed by stunting (38%), thinness (21%) and wasting (18%). Factors that were independently associated with being malnourished were as follows: presence of cognitive impairment, with an adjusted odds ratio (aOR) of 4.5, being 5 years or older (aOR = 3.4) and feeding difficulties in the perinatal period (aOR = 3.2).Malnutrition was common in Ugandan children with cerebral palsy and more likely if they were 5 years or more or had experienced neonatal complications.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherActa Paediatricaen_US
dc.subjectCerebral palsy, Children, Malnutrition, Uganda, World Health Organization growth standarden_US
dc.titleMalnutrition is Common in Ugandan Children with Cerebral Palsy, Particularly those over the Age of Five and those who had Neonatal Complicationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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