The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System in a population-based sample of preschool children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Benfer2017TheEA,
  title={The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System in a population-based sample of preschool children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Katherine A Benfer and Kelly A Weir and Kristie L Bell and Robert S Ware and Peter Sw Davies and Roslyn N. Boyd},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2017},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={
          647-654
        }
}
AIM To determine (1) the reproducibility of the Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS); (2) EDACS classification distribution in a population-based cohort with cerebral palsy (CP); and (3) the relationships between the EDACS and clinical mealtime assessment, other classifications, and health outcomes. METHOD This was a cross-sectional population-based cohort study of 170 children with CP at 3 years to 5 years (mean 57.6mo, standard deviation [SD] 8.3mo; 105 males, n=65… CONTINUE READING
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