Pediatric Feeding Program

Patients with ARFID

2021

For the ARFID group, 100% of patients added at least 6 new foods by 15 session follow-up interval with the majority consuming over 20 new foods by discharge.  ARFID patients were also assessed utilizing two standardized screening measures:  Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version which is a self-report screening measure of anxiety in children and adolescence and measures the anxiety severity across five domains as well as the Nine Item Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Screen (NIAS) which assesses three different eating patterns leading to symptoms of ARFID. Four patients were assessed at treatment intervals and as treatment progressed and eating improved, each patient endorsed gradually fewer symptoms of anxiety and no clinically significant symptoms of ARFID.

Demonstrating an Increased Number of Foods in the Diet at Follow-Up (N=16)
Experiencing a Decrease in NAIS Scores at Follow Up (N=4)
Experiencing a Decrease in SCARED-Child Version Score at Follow-Up (N=4)