publication . Article . 2017

Dietitians’ perceptions and experience of blenderised feeds for paediatric tube-feeding

Armstrong, Janis; Buchanan, Elaine; Duncan, Hazel; Ross, Kathleen; Gerasimidis, Konstantinos;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
  • Country: India
Abstract
Objective: There is an emerging interest in the use of blenderised food for tube-feeding (BFTF). This survey explored paediatric dietitians' perceptions and experiences of BFTF use.\ud \ud Design: A web-based questionnaire was distributed to the Paediatric group of the British Dietetic Association. The survey captured dietitians' personal opinions and experience supporting children on BFTF, and the perceptions of carers.\ud \ud Results: Of the 77 respondents, 19 were aware of professional guidelines and 63 had never received training on BFTF. Thirty-four would not recommend BFTF and 11 would advise against its use; yet 43 would recommend it to supplement commerc...
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