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dc.contributor.supervisor Cooper, Juliette (Medical Rehabilitation) en_US
dc.contributor.author Borton, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-17T00:26:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-17T00:26:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5100
dc.description.abstract Rationale: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Swallowing problems are also common in children. Aspiration is one outcome of swallowing dysfunction that may be a contributing factor to LRTI. Methods: Retrospective review of children undergoing videofluoroscopic swallow study was done to identify the prevalence and correlates of aspiration and LRTI. Results: Aspiration prevalence was 36.6%. Significant factors on univariate analysis included: developmental delay, LRTI, pneumonia, digestive tract anomalies, indigenous heritage, cough and congestion. With logistic regression, congestion and LRTI correlated with aspiration. Prevalence of LRTI was 42%. Using univariate analysis pneumonia, aspiration and indigenous heritage were significant. With logistic regression, respiratory issues and indigenous heritage correlated with LRTI. Conclusion: The etiology of LRTI is complex and multifactoral. Understanding the relationship between all factors is imperative given that current interventions are invasive and the untreated outcome can be progressive lung injury. en_US
dc.subject pneumonia en_US
dc.subject swallowing en_US
dc.subject dysphagia en_US
dc.subject pediatric en_US
dc.subject videofluoroscopy en_US
dc.title Correlates of aspiration and lower respiratory tract infection in children en_US
dc.degree.discipline Medical Rehabilitation en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Rempel, Gina (Medicine) Woodgate, Roberta (Nursing) Staley, Doug (Medical Rehabilitation) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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