Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
A Multifaceted Approach To Enhance Pill-Swallowing Ability in Children and Adults With Barth Syndrome
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Education of OTs and OTAs / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
A Multifaceted Approach To Enhance Pill-Swallowing Ability in Children and Adults With Barth Syndrome
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520399. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2040
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520399. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2040
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief pill swallowing intervention that included behavioral, adaptive, and positioning approaches. Sixteen individuals with Barth syndrome, ages 6 to 34, participated. Pill-swallowing milestones were evaluated pretraining, immediately posttraining, and at six-months posttraining. Overall, there was a statistically significant change in pill swallowing ability from pretraining to posttraining; changes were maintained after six months.

Primary Author and Speaker: Stacey Reynolds

Additional Authors and Speakers: Mary Tucker