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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Bobbie
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Samantha
dc.contributor.authorBlissett, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorLudlow, Amanda
dc.identifier.citationSmith , B , Rogers , S , Blissett , J & Ludlow , A 2019 , ' The role of sensory sensitivity in predicting food selectivity and food preferences in children with Tourette syndrome ' , Appetite , vol. 135 , pp. 131-136 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 15934774
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4a50ef74-75bb-4866-9057-18cb02109825
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-0516-7929/work/66039282
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85060110511
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8824-3407/work/125259531
dc.description.abstractTourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by involuntary, repetitive and non-rhythmic motor and vocal tics. Despite suggestion that diet may affect tics, and the substantial research into children's diet, eating behaviours and sensory processing in comorbid disorders (e.g. ASD), research in TS is lacking. The present study examined differences between children with and without TS in parental reports of child selective eating, food preferences and sensitivity, and aimed to examine sensory sensitivity as a predictor of food selectivity outcomes in children with and without TS. Thirty caregivers of children with TS (M = 10 years 8 months [SD = 2.40]) and the caregivers of 30 age- and sex-matched typically developing (TD) children (M = 9 years 9 months [SD = 2.50]) completed the following measures online: Short Sensory Profile, Food Preference Questionnaire for Children, Child Eating Behaviour Questionnaire. Children with TS were reported to have significantly higher levels of food selectivity and sensory sensitivity, and less preference for fruit and vegetables than TD children. Importantly, while higher levels of overall sensory sensitivity predicted eating outcomes in the TS group, only sensitivity to taste/smell was found to be a predictor of food selectivity and preference for vegetables for both groups of children. The findings suggest that efforts to address food selectivity in children with TS may be enhanced by including strategies that address atypical sensory processing.en
dc.subjectFood preferences
dc.subjectFood selectivity
dc.subjectSensory sensitivity
dc.subjectTourette syndrome
dc.subjectNutrition and Dietetics
dc.titleThe role of sensory sensitivity in predicting food selectivity and food preferences in children with Tourette syndromeen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionPublic Health and Communities
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCommunities, Young People and Family Lives
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCognitive Neuropsychology
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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