The development of a tongue assessment tool to assist with tongue-tie identification.
Bottom Line: There was acceptable internal reliability for the four-item BTAT (Cronbach's α=0.708) and the eight midwives who used it showed good correlation in the consistency of its use (ICC=0.760).Midwives found it quick and easy to use and felt that it would be easy to teach to others.The BTAT provides an objective, clear and simple measure of the severity of a tongue-tie, to inform selection of infants for frenotomy and to monitor the effect of the procedure.
Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: BTAT scores were recorded for 224 assessments and ATLFF for 126. BTAT assessments with two midwives together were completed for 33 infants. The internal consistency and correlations are shown in table 2 and figure 1.
Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.