انتخاب مواد غذایی در کودکان با و بدون اختلال طیف اوتیسم: تشخیص و سن
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|31521||2014||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 34, Issue 10, October 2013, Pages 3497–3503
Feeding problems are common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), with food selectivity being the most frequently reported. Selectivity based on type and/or texture of food is of concern in those with ASD. Variations in symptom presentation of food selectivity in children with different autism spectrum diagnoses across childhood have not often been investigated. Parent-report of food selectivity was examined in 525 children age 2–18 years diagnosed with autistic disorder, PDD-NOS, Asperger's disorder, atypical development, and typical development using information garnered from the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Comorbidity for Children (ASD-CC), a tool to assess emotional issues and comorbid psychopathology. Individuals with an ASD were reported to have significantly more food selectivity than both the atypically developing group and the typically developing group. In addition, the ASD groups, when looked at together, showed a decrease in food selectivity across childhood with significant decrease in the Asperger's disorder group.
The three most common autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS; Chakrabarti and Fombonne, 2001, Fernell and Gillberg, 2010, Lugnegård et al., 2011, Matson and Boisjoli, 2007, Matson et al., 2009a, Matson et al., 2009b, Matson et al., 2009c and Samyn et al., 2011). ASDs are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by deficits in three main areas including communication, socialization, and repetitive or stereotyped patterns of behavior (Constantino et al., 2003, Fodstad et al., 2009, Inglese and Elder, 2009, Kozlowski et al., 2012a, Kozlowski et al., 2012b, Matson and Wilkins, 2008a, Matson et al., 2008a, Matson et al., 2008b, Vanvuchelen et al., 2011, White et al., 2007 and Wing et al., 2011). Though not a diagnostic feature of ASDs, problems with feeding are prevalent in those diagnosed on the autism spectrum (Cermak et al., 2010, Fodstad and Matson, 2008, LoVullo and Matson, 2009, Matson et al., 2008a, Matson et al., 2008b, Schreck et al., 2004 and Smith and Matson, 2010). Individuals with ASD often have feeding problems such as restricted food intake and selectivity based on type or texture of food (Matson and Fodstad, 2009 and Matson et al., 2012). In addition, parents report that children with ASDs have difficulties including food refusal, insistence on sameness while eating (e.g., use of specific utensils), and an increase in problem behavior at mealtime (Gal et al., 2011, Levin and Carr, 2001 and Schreck et al., 2004). Food selectivity, or being extremely particular with regard to what food is accepted, is the most commonly observed feeding problem in individuals with an ASD and can lead to many of the problems first mentioned (Bandini et al., 2010, Field et al., 2003, Klintwall et al., 2011 and Legge, 2002). Food selectivity is based on a specific type or texture of food (Field et al., 2003). Field and colleagues defined selectivity as the refusal to eat developmentally appropriate food. Selectivity was characterized by eating a small range of food lacking in nutrition. This latter problem was the most common. Food selectivity was found to be more prevalent in the ASD sample than food refusal (i.e., not consuming enough to meet caloric/nutritional needs) and other feeding problems (i.e., oral motor delays and dysphagia; Field et al., 2003). Matson, Fodstad, et al. (2009), Matson, LoVullo, et al. (2009), Matson, Wilkins, et al. (2009) reported that 75.89% of children with ASD exhibit food selectivity. Other researchers have found similar rates of food selectivity in children with ASD (Schreck & Williams, 2006). Restricted interests and repetitive patterns of behavior are commonly believed to contribute to food selectivity (Matson et al., 2009a, Matson et al., 2009b and Matson et al., 2009c). Some researchers postulate a relationship between the sensory system and food selectivity (Cermak et al., 2010). Other investigators have not found relationships between sensory impairments or restrictive/repetitive behavior, but have found relationships between selectivity and the family's eating preferences (Schreck & Williams, 2006). Matson and colleagues suggest that individualized assessment of feeding problems should be undertaken to examine the function of the specific feeding problem (2005). Food selectivity in individuals with an ASD is important to study not only because of the high prevalence of the problem within the population, but also because of possible nutritional deficiencies secondary to consuming such a restricted variety of foods over time (Cermak et al., 2010, Pineles et al., 2010 and Seiverling et al., 2011). Nutritional deficits are often cited as a reason for treatment of feeding problems (Bandini et al., 2010 and Cermak et al., 2010). Related problems include constipation, possibly as a result of food selectivity and poor diet, which may contribute to unwillingness to try new foods as well as lower appetite (Field et al., 2003). Stress on caregivers resulting from feeding difficulties also makes the issue of food selectivity in those with ASD a concern, especially considering that parental stress is high in general for parents of a child with an ASD (Kodak and Piazza, 2008 and Moh and Magiati, 2012). Although researchers describe food selectivity in those with ASD as persisting into adulthood (Fodstad and Matson, 2008 and Legge, 2002), there is a paucity of literature with regard to descriptions of varying behavioral presentations across the lifespan. Further, empirical study is necessary to more fully understand food selectivity, how food selectivity may present across childhood, and differences within the heterogeneous condition of ASD. The aim of the present study was to describe food selectivity in children 2–18 years of age with different ASDs compared to children without an ASD. Previously, researchers investigated a variety of feeding problems in a subset of the sample used in the present study (Matson et al., 2009a, Matson et al., 2009b and Matson et al., 2009c). Feeding problems included preferences for textures or smells, over-eating, under-eating, poor appetite, food selectivity, weight gain/loss, pica, and eating too quickly. The present study extends their investigation of feeding difficulty among persons with ASD by focusing on one aspect of feeding difficulty only (i.e., food selectivity), using an updated sample, detailing differences across different ages of children, and including an additional group diagnosed with Asperger's disorder.