Table 2

Symptoms of feeding disorders before treatment and at follow-up 1 to 3 years after treatment

Before treatment (n=31)At follow-up (n=31)p Value
Feeding Adversity Scale*2.8 (0.5)1.9 (0.6)0.001
Food refusal†67. (64.1)3.3 (8.0)0.001
Vomiting†44.4 (62.8)1.3 (2.9)0.001
Gagging†52.8 (73.9)6.2 (12.6)0.001
Force feeding†31.7 (66.3)5.5 (12.31)0.06
Bizarre eating habits†22.8 (62.9)16.6 (36.4)0.67
Oral motor dysfunction†31.2 (53.4)24.3 (48.8)0.57
Sum of symptoms†246.7 (200.3)56.2 (95.61)0.001
  • *Values are mean score (SD).

  • †Frequency of monthly symptom occurrence.

  • Comparisons were performed by using paired t tests.