OHRQoL in a Group of Children & Adolescent With Down Syndrome
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04394221|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 19, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2020
|Condition or disease|
|Quality of Life Down Syndrome Oral Health|
Oral disease and conditions can undermine self‑image and self‑esteem , dis-courage normal social interaction, and cause other health problems and lead to chronic stress and depression , They may also interfere with vital-functions such as breathing , food selection eating, swallowing and speaking, and with activities of daily living such as work, school, and family interactions .
Oral Health Related Quality of Life captures the aim of new prospective and defined as a multidimensional construct that reflects people's comfort when eating, sleeping and engaging in social inter-action, their self-esteem and their satisfaction with respect to their oral health .
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common neuro-developmental disorder of known genetic origin, arising from an extra copy of chromosome 21.
Children and adolescents with down syndrome present particular characteristics that may have a negative impact on their oral health and function. Protruding large tongue and facial muscle hypotonicity impairing speaking and chewing abilities. Bruxism, respiratory problems and mouth breathing are common among them.
Periodontal disease is the most significant oral health problem in people with Down syndrome due immunological deficiency, poor masticatory function and poor oral hygiene .
Another common oral manifestation associated with the syndrome is malocclusion. In this regard, mandibular protrusion, anterior open bite, and posterior crossbite have been reported as prevalent outcomes among DS individuals .
It has been shown that the impact of oral disease on Oral Health Related Quality Of Life of children with disabilities can be used in health service planning and priority setting.
Studies have recommended that people with a negative oral condition should receive treatment first , Hence this vulnerable group of children needs to be prioritized in the planning of health services and oral health care programs
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||194 participants|
|Official Title:||Oral Health Related Quality Of Life in a Group of Children & Adolescent (6-14y) With Down Syndrome: A Cross Sectional Study|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||September 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2021|
- oral health related quality of life of children with down syndrome & parental perception [ Time Frame: one week ]oral health related quality of life of children with down syndrome & parental perception will be measured by using Brazilian version of the Oral Health Scale for People with Down syndrome by using scoring system Scoring system Not at all =0 A little=1 Quite a lot =2 Very much =3 the minimum value is 0 the maximum value is 3 and higher scores mean a worse outcome
- Parental knowledge and attitude [ Time Frame: one week ]
Parental knowledge and attitude will be known by using mcq questions from oral health questionnaire for parental knowledge and Attitude on their children oral health with down syndrome by using simple MCQ questions such as:
Who is responsible for brushing child's teeth?
☐Child himself ☐Nanny & nurse ☐Older sibling ☐Parents
How many times per day do you brush your child's teeth?
☐Never ☐Occasionally ☐once/day ☐2times/day ☐3times/day
What do you use to clean your child's teeth?
☐Toothbrush ☐water only ☐piece of gauze
do you use toothpaste to clean your child's mouth?
- Have you Ever received any information about children's tooth brushing? ☐yes ☐No
and the results will be presented in percentage.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04394221
|Contact: Amr Ahmed Essam, BDSfirstname.lastname@example.org|