Advertisement

Dysphagia

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 29–34 | Cite as

The multidisciplinary feeding profile: A statistically based protocol for assessment of dependent feeders

  • Peter L. Judd
  • David J. Kenny
  • Ruth Koheil
  • Morris Milner
  • Rod Moran
Article

Abstract

The development of the multidisciplinary feeding profile entailed a level of statistical analyses not commonly utilized in test development. This paper describes the statistical analyses and offers an explanation of why specific statistical tests were chosen. It also serves to identify where clinical knowledge and experience overrode specific statistical tests.

Key words

Feeding disorders, profile Evaluation, statistical 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Kenny DJ, Koheil RM, Greenberg J, Reid D, Milner M, Moran R, Judd PL: Development of a multidisciplinary feeding profile for children who are dependent feeders.Dysphagia 4:16–28, 1989PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cohen J: Nominal scale agreement with provisions for scaled disagreement or partial credit.Psychol Bull 70:213–220, 1968PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Landis RJ, Koch GG: The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data.Biometrics 33:159–174, 1977PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ferguson G:Statistical Analysis in Psychology and Education, 3rd edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 1971Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Shrout PE, Fleiss JL: Intraclass correlations: uses in assessing rater reliability.Psychol Bull 86:420–428, 1979CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Helfrich-Miller KR, Rector KL, Straka JA: Dysphagia: its treatment in the profoundly retarded patient with cerebral palsy.Arch Phys Med Rehab 67:520–525, 1986Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Morris S:Pre-speech Assessment Scale. Clifton, NJ: J.A. Preston, 1976Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Berk RA: Generalizability of behavioral observations: a clarification of interobserver reliability.Am J Ment Defic 83:460–472, 1979PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Kramer MS, Feinstein AR: Clinical biostatistics. The biostatistics of concordance.Clin Pharmacol Ther 29:111–123, 1981PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Bartko JJ: On various intraclass correlation reliability coefficients.Psychol Bull 83:762–765, 1976CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Judd PL:A Clinical and Statistical Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Feeding Profile (MFP). M.Sc. Thesis, Toronto, University of Toronto Library, 1987Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Carmines EG, Zeller RA: Reliability and validity assessment. In: Sullivan J.L. (ed)Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1979Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Tinsley HEA, Weiss DJ: Interrater reliability and agreement of subjective judgments.J Counseling Psychol 22:358–376, 1975Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Berk RA, DeGangi GA: Technical considerations in the evaluation of pediatric motor scales.Am J Occup Ther 33:240–244, 1979PubMedGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Burdock EI, Fleiss JL, Hardesty AS: A new view of interobserver agreement.Pers Psychol 16:373–384, 1963Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Ottenbacher K, Dauck BS, Grahn V, Gevelinger M, Hassett C: Reliability of the behavioral assessment scale of oral functions in feeding.Am J Occup Ther 39:430–436, 1985Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Stratton M: Behavioral assessment scale of oral functions in feeding.Am J Occup Ther 35:719–721, 1981PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter L. Judd
    • 1
  • David J. Kenny
    • 1
  • Ruth Koheil
    • 1
  • Morris Milner
    • 1
  • Rod Moran
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hugh MacMillan Medical CentreTorontoCanada

Personalised recommendations