Impact of culture on mealtime management for adults with cerebral palsy and dysphagia

Balandin, Susan, Hemsley, Bronwyn, Sheppard, Justine Joan and Hanley, Liora (2009). Impact of culture on mealtime management for adults with cerebral palsy and dysphagia. In: Matthew P. Janicki, Abstracts from the 2nd IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. IASSID 2nd Annual Asia Pacific Conference: Creating Possibilities for an Inclusive Society, Singapore, (94-94). 24-27 June 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1741-1130.2009.00210.x


Author Balandin, Susan
Hemsley, Bronwyn
Sheppard, Justine Joan
Hanley, Liora
Title of paper Impact of culture on mealtime management for adults with cerebral palsy and dysphagia
Conference name IASSID 2nd Annual Asia Pacific Conference: Creating Possibilities for an Inclusive Society
Conference location Singapore
Conference dates 24-27 June 2009
Convener International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID)
Proceedings title Abstracts from the 2nd IASSID Asia-Pacific Regional Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2009.00210.x
ISSN 1741-1122
1741-1130
Editor Matthew P. Janicki
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 94
End page 94
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background: Mealtimes are important activities that reflect both cultural and social contexts, and yet despite this there has been little research on how culture impacts on mealtime management for people with cerebral palsy and dysphagia (i.e., those who experience difficulty with eating and drinking). The aim of this project was to explore cultural mealtime management issues for adults with cerebral palsy and dysphagia living in Australia, India, and the U.S.

Conclusion: Mealtimes are embedded in cultural norms and practices for people with cerebral palsy just as for others. Service providers, researchers, therapy students on cross cultural placements, and those training support personnel need to be aware of different cultural practices if they are to be effective. Mealtime management is not a “one size fits all” activity.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Presented during the Parallel Session "Augmentative and Alternative Communication".

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Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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