ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE WITH THE KETOGENIC DIET

Adrianna Amari, Nancy C. Grace, Wayne W. Fisher

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Abstract

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. 1995 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-342
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Keywords

  • Premack's principle
  • behavioral pediatrics
  • diet compliance
  • epilepsy
  • ketogenic diet
  • preferences

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  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE WITH THE KETOGENIC DIET. / Amari, Adrianna; Grace, Nancy C.; Fisher, Wayne W.

In: Journal of applied behavior analysis, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.01.1995, p. 341-342.

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Amari, Adrianna ; Grace, Nancy C. ; Fisher, Wayne W. / ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE WITH THE KETOGENIC DIET. In: Journal of applied behavior analysis. 1995 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 341-342.
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