Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Predicting Bottle-Feeding Performance Using a Reorganized Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Predicting Bottle-Feeding Performance Using a Reorganized Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500015. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3113
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500015. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3113
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The NOMAS is a clinical tool commonly used to evaluate the oral-motor skills of neonates. This study is to examine its predictability in feeding performance using newly organized items. The results showed that in addition to the adjusted age and weight at observed feed, jaw depression and jaw initiation were the significant predictors for successful bottle feed. Participants will discuss implications of findings and the need for standardized assessment in neonate feeding.

Primary Author and Speaker: Tsu-Hsin Howe

Contributing Authors: Ching-Fan Sheu