Achieving and maintaining compliance with the ketogenic diet.

A. Amari, N. C. Grace, W. W. Fisher

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The ketogenic diet, a treatment for intractable epilepsy, is rarely initiated because it requires strict compliance with a diet that is perceived to be unpalatable. In a case study of a 15-year-old girl with uncontrolled epilepsy, we used a stimulus-choice procedure to assess relative preferences of 33 foods from the diet and to develop two treatments based on Premack's principle. The results of a multielement analysis showed that both treatments increased dietary compliance. Compliance was maintained with generalization of treatment across settings, and was associated with a 40% reduction in seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-342
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume28
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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Achieving and maintaining compliance with the ketogenic diet. / Amari, A.; Grace, N. C.; Fisher, W. W.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 28, No. 3, 09.1995, p. 341-342.

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Amari, A.; Grace, N. C.; Fisher, W. W. / Achieving and maintaining compliance with the ketogenic diet.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 28, No. 3, 09.1995, p. 341-342.

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