27. BALKAN CLINICAL LABORATORY FEDERATION MEETING, 30. NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE TURKISH BIOCHRMICAL SOCIETY 2019, Antalya, Turkey, 27 - 31 October 2019, vol.44, no.3, pp.97
Objectives: In this theis it is aimed study nutritional state of children who suffer from cerebral palsy and autism.
Materials and Methods: For this study a questionnaire that is prepared by the researcher has applied. 70 children with cerebral palsy and 32 children with autism who study at İller Bankası Special Education and Rehabilitation School, in total 102 students participate to this study with 21 healthy siblings as a control group.
Results: It is found that the ratio of boys to girls with cerebral palsy is 1% however, it’s 4,3 considering children with autism. 66,7 % percut of children with cerebral palsy are slim on the other hand 33,3% of children are with normal weight. 50 % of children with autism are overweight and obese. The ratio of epilepsy is 30 % however of children with cerebral palsy, it is 21,9 % of children with autism. There are studies showing that various special diet and sustenance provides positive behavioral change on children with autism. It is identified that only 4 children (3,92 %) with cerebral palsy and autism from N=102 children has followed a special diet.
Conclusions: According to the results, the rate of people who has normal BMI amount has been found low in degree statistically, considering children with both cerebral palsy and autism and healthy siblings. According to the clinical diagnosis; sex, additional health problems, supplemen tay food consumption, digestive system problems, the difference between the past important operation has been found significant statisticaly (p<0,05)