Posture and Pulmonary Function of Mouth-breathing Children
The purpose of this study is to characterize the posture and respiratory function of mouth-breathing children.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Posture and Pulmonary Function of Mouth-breathing Children|
- Pulmonary function, by means of forced spirometry. [ Time Frame: Within the first 30 days after recruitment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Posture, by means of photogrammetry. [ Time Frame: Within the first 30 days after recruitment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Children aged between 8-12 years, with clinical diagnosis of mouth breathing
Children aged between 8-12 years old, with normal breathing
Mouth-breathing children presents changes in stomatognathic system, which results in head projection, tension augment in scapular belt muscles and postural adaptations. Although thoracic shape and posture can influence ventilatory dynamics, we didn't find studies addressing pulmonary function of mouth-breathing children. This was a transversal study, designed to analyze the posture of mouth-breathing children, and verify the existence of correlation between posture and pulmonary volumes.
|Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Study Chair:||Sara LS Menezes, PhD||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|