A proposed formula for calculating energy needs of children with cerebral palsy

J. Krick, P. E. Murphy, J. F B Markham, Bruce K Shapiro

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This study compared two methods of calculating the energy needs of children with CP: the traditional method, using RDA for chronological age; and the Krick method, which calculates the BMR and includes factors for muscle tone, movement or level of activity, and energy requirements for normal and catch-up growth. 30 tube-fed children, aged between nine months and 18 years, who were inpatients for longer than one week at the Kennedy Institute, were reviewed. 14 were female. They were weighed at admission and discharge to evaluate the rate of growth; calorie prescriptions at discharge were based on the clinical course. The Krick method was found to be a more potent predictor of the discharge prescription than the RDA method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-487
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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A proposed formula for calculating energy needs of children with cerebral palsy. / Krick, J.; Murphy, P. E.; Markham, J. F B; Shapiro, Bruce K.

In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Vol. 34, No. 6, 1992, p. 481-487.

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