Lingual Frenum and Articulation of Phonemes

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Izabella Santos Nogueira de Andrade
Information provided by:
Fortaleza University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01180309
First received: August 4, 2010
Last updated: August 11, 2010
Last verified: August 2010
  Purpose

Purpose To investigate the relationship between lingual frenum and possible alterations in the articulation of phonemes.

Methods This is a quantitative observational study, the individual operative kind with transversal time reference. The population sample consisted of 16 individuals, each one with their phonological system complete. The data were captured through an application form that contained relevant aspects as to the qualitative-classification of the lingual frenum, quantitative-relation of mouth opening, with and without the tongue in the papillae, tongue mobility and ERT - 78 phonologically balanced words.


Condition
Speech Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Lingual Frenum and Possible Alterations in the Articulation of Phonemes

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Further study details as provided by Fortaleza University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Relation between lingual frenulum altered and articulation phonetics

    The quantitative assessment, we could classify the lingual frenulum as normal, values above 60%; questions to amend the frenulum-values between 50% and 60% and changed (short and / or anterior)-values below 50%.

    Finally, we carried out the assessment phonetics (AF) and it was applied Exam 12 Phonetic-Phonological ERT. This test, is composed of 78 pictures phonologically balanced, lexical repertoire familiar to the individual and easily recognizable pictorial.



Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
lingual frenum alterations
individuals each one with their phonological system complete

Detailed Description:

The data were captured through an application form that contained relevant aspects as to the qualitative-classification of the lingual frenum, quantitative-relation of mouth opening, with and without the tongue in the papillae, tongue mobility and ERT - 78 phonologically balanced words.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

The total study population consisted of subjects with complete phonological system, ie more than seven years of chronological age, both male and female, accompanied in the field of Dentistry, University of Fortaleza - UNIFOR.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with the frenulum of the tongue - the presence of the central incisors and upper and lower side

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients in speech therapy aimed at enabling oral motor or speech - without integrity orofacial motor - patients using grid palate - with changes in the temporomandibular joint - anterior open bite
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Locations
Brazil
Dentistry, University of Fortaleza
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
Izabella Santos Nogueira de Andrade
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: REBEKA FERREIRA PEQUENO LEITE
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01180309     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RLeite
Study First Received: August 4, 2010
Last Updated: August 11, 2010
Health Authority: BRAZIL: COMITEE OF ETHICAL AND RESEARCH OF UNIVERSITY OF FORTALEZA

Keywords provided by Fortaleza University:
Tongue frenum
Lingual frenum
Audio Phonology
Speech disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Speech Disorders
Language Disorders
Communication Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

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