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Scientific Literature and Medical Background Information


In cooperation with the Medical University of Graz

The NoTube team has researched in the field of early infant feeding behavior disorders, tube dependency and tube weaning strategies for more than 25 years. All our knowledge and experience results from the clinical work of many years at the University Hospital Graz. Our tube weaning approach is based on the Graz Model of tube weaning. Prof. Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer invented the term tube dependency many years ago and described it in many articles extensively. Tube dependency as an unintended result of long-term tube feeding in infancy and childhood might impact the child’s development destructively. One of the latest scientific article, published in a renowned journal in 2014, deals about the high successrate of our telemedical Netcoaching program.

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Classification of feeding behavior disorders

DC0-3R is the only diagnostic system which supplies at least six subcategories of early feeding behaviour disorders. The system is compatible with DSM IV-R and offers classification on five independent levels of functioning including medical, developmental, social and relational items. Experts of the NoTube team were part of the Task Force Team of the NCCIP (National Center for Clinical Infant Programs) who published the manual in 1994 and came up with the first revision (DC0-3R) in 2005.

Tube dependency in itself is not a diagnostic category on its own behalf. It can involve posttraumatic aspects, sensory and perceptions issues, anatomical and functional aspects and a range of dysfunctional parental interactions in the feeding situation itself. All these themes are focused on in the diagnostic assessment.

Download our DC0-3R summary on early eating behavior disorders.



Bibliography of our medical experts

Within their medical career our medical experts have published a lot of scientific articles and chapters in different high ranged journals and books. Main topics are mostly related to eating behavior disorders and some stories are simply autobiographic novels. Download a complete list of their publications:

  • Univ. Prof. Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer, MD – Bibliography
  • Univ. Prof. Peter Scheer, MD – Bibliography
  • Dr. Sabine Marinschek, MSc – Publications
  • Dr. Karoline Pahsini, MSc – Publications
  • Elisabeth Beckenbach, MD – Publications
  • Dr. Wolfgang Kratky, PhD – Publications
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