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Preliminary psychometric performance of the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale

Mari Viviers, Alta Kritzinger, Bart Vinck UGent and Marien Graham (2017) SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. 64(1).
abstract
Objective: The objective was to determine the preliminary psychometric performance of a new clinical feeding scale to diagnose oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) in neonates. Methods: Twenty neonates with a median gestational age of 35 weeks were evaluated using the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale (NFAS) and modified barium swallow studies (MBSS). The results were compared. Results: Nine of the 20 participants presented with OPD on the NFAS. Comparison of the scale's results with instrumental MBSS indicated that all participants without OPD WERE correctly excluded (100% sensitivity). The specificity was 78.6%, indicating that three participants were falsely identified with OPD on the scale. Interrater reliability was determined on 50% (n = 10) of the sample. Substantial agreement (80%) was obtained between two raters in five of the six sections of the scale and on the diagnostic outcome. Conclusion: The preliminary performance of the scale appears to be promising. A further validation study will take place.
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journalArticle (original)
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published
subject
keyword
INFANTS, TOOLS
journal title
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
S. Afr. J. Commun. Disord.
volume
64
issue
1
article number
a163
pages
8 pages
ISSN
0379-8046
2225-4765
DOI
10.4102/sajcd.v64i1.163
language
English
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no
classification
A2
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8518713
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8518713
date created
2017-04-26 09:50:18
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2017-06-12 14:47:37
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  abstract     = {Objective: The objective was to determine the preliminary psychometric performance of a new clinical feeding scale to diagnose oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) in neonates. 
Methods: Twenty neonates with a median gestational age of 35 weeks were evaluated using the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale (NFAS) and modified barium swallow studies (MBSS). The results were compared. 
Results: Nine of the 20 participants presented with OPD on the NFAS. Comparison of the scale's results with instrumental MBSS indicated that all participants without OPD WERE correctly excluded (100\% sensitivity). The specificity was 78.6\%, indicating that three participants were falsely identified with OPD on the scale. Interrater reliability was determined on 50\% (n = 10) of the sample. Substantial agreement (80\%) was obtained between two raters in five of the six sections of the scale and on the diagnostic outcome. 
Conclusion: The preliminary performance of the scale appears to be promising. A further validation study will take place.},
  articleno    = {a163},
  author       = {Viviers, Mari and Kritzinger, Alta and Vinck, Bart and Graham, Marien},
  issn         = {0379-8046},
  journal      = {SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS},
  keyword      = {INFANTS,TOOLS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {8},
  title        = {Preliminary psychometric performance of the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v64i1.163},
  volume       = {64},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Viviers, Mari, Alta Kritzinger, Bart Vinck, and Marien Graham. 2017. “Preliminary Psychometric Performance of the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale.” South African Journal of Communication Disorders 64 (1).
APA
Viviers, M., Kritzinger, A., Vinck, B., & Graham, M. (2017). Preliminary psychometric performance of the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, 64(1).
Vancouver
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Viviers M, Kritzinger A, Vinck B, Graham M. Preliminary psychometric performance of the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. 2017;64(1).
MLA
Viviers, Mari, Alta Kritzinger, Bart Vinck, et al. “Preliminary Psychometric Performance of the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale.” SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS 64.1 (2017): n. pag. Print.