Journal article

Behavioural interventions to treat drooling in children with neurodisability: a systematic review

Michelle S McInerney, Dinah S Reddihough, Paul N Carding, Ruth Swanton, Chloe M Walton, Christine Imms

DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: To review the evidence for behavioural interventions to reduce drooling in children with neurodisability. METHOD: A detailed search in eight databases sought studies that: (1) included participants aged 0 to 18 years with neurodisability and drooling; (2) provided behavioural interventions targeting drooling or a drooling-related behaviour; and (3) used experimental designs. Two reviewers extracted data from full-text papers independently. Results were tabulated for comparison. The Risk of Bias assessment in N-of-1 Trials scale for single case experimental designs (SCEDs) and the Cochrane risk of bias assessment tool for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were applied. RESULTS: Of an i..

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