Development of a behavior-based feeding questionnaire for infants with premature history

Tsu Hsin Howe, Sui Hua Ho

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The long-term feeding problems associated with premature infants must be recognized and managed if outcomes are to be optimized. However, there is no clinical assessment tool currently available to understand preterm infants' feeding behaviors from the perspective of parents/caregivers. In this study, a behavior-based feeding questionnaire was developed for this purpose. This feeding questionnaire demonstrates good face and content validity. It is our hope that clinicians will be able to utilize this questionnaire to systematically obtain feeding-related information from primary caregivers. Future investigations will be focused on establishing this questionnaire as an outcome measure for comparison studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-158
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2009


  • Feeding behaviors
  • Premature infants
  • Feeding Questionnaire
  • preterm infants
  • infant development
  • childhood development
  • feeding problems
  • feeding patterns
  • Feeding related issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Occupational Therapy


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