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ROLE OF PLAy THERAPy ON THE MANAGEMENT OF SUDANESE CHILDREN WITH SEVERE PROTEIN ENERGy MALNUTRITION

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dc.contributor.author Babikir, Haydar El Hadi
dc.contributor.author Shennan, Ahmed Mohammed EL Hassan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-21T07:20:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-21T07:20:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/3517
dc.description Journal of the Arab Board of Health Specializations Vol.13, No. 3, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the influence of play therapy on enhancing the recovery of children with severe protein energy malnutrition (PEM). Methods: This hospital based interventional study included 42 randomly selected children with severe PEM, admitted to Wad Medani Children Teaching Hospital, central Sudan. Twenty patients (intervention group, IG) were treated with two weeks daily highprotein, high-caloric dietary milk formula for PEM and about 40 minutes per day play therapy sessions,compared to 22 (non-intervention-group, NIG) patients who received the same dietary milk formula but not exposed to the play therapy sessions. The two groups were matching with respect to age and sex. Results: Male to female ratio was 1.3:1. The mean age was 21.50±5.98 and 21.25±6.81 months for the IG and NIG respectively. Most of the patients were severely malnourished (<3 SD) (19 patients (95%) and 20 patients (98%) in IG and NIG, respectively). There was a high prevalence of edema; (10) 50%, and (13) 59% of IG and NIG, respectively. Most patients were from rural settings with high prevalence of illiteracy, 70% of mothers were illiterate. The study showed significant statistical correlation between the two groups with regard to improvement of appetite, increase in body weight. The IG showed 10.87±2.72 g/day increment conforming with therapeutic management programs. The social interaction and psychomotor behavior changed significantly in the IG. Conclusions: Play therapy is indeed effective, and close parental relationships are important for emotional wellbeing and has a significant effect on management of children with severe PEM. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject protein energy en_US
dc.subject Malnutrition en_US
dc.subject Therapy en_US
dc.title ROLE OF PLAy THERAPy ON THE MANAGEMENT OF SUDANESE CHILDREN WITH SEVERE PROTEIN ENERGy MALNUTRITION en_US
dc.title.alternative دور المعالجة عبر اللعب في تدبير حالات سوء التغذية البروتيني الطاقي الشديد عند الأطفال en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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