Halitosis and Mouth Breathing in Children

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Nove de Julho
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01269957
First received: January 3, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2010
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Objective: determine whether there is a correlation between halitosis and mouth breathing in children. Study design: Fifty-five children between three and 14 years of age were divided into two groups (nasal and mouth breathing) for the assessment of halitosis. Descriptive analysis was carried out regarding the degree of halitosis in each group. The chi-square test was used for the comparison between groups, with 5% level of significance.


Condition
Mouth Breathing
Halitosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Halitosis and Mouth Breathing in Children

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Further study details as provided by University of Nove de Julho:

Enrollment: 55
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Mouth breathing
Nasal breathing

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All children registered at the clinic of the specialization course in pediatric dentistry of the ABCD/SP in 2008 were included in the study.

The children were divided into two groups based on breathing pattern (nasal and mouth) for the evaluation of halitosis. Breathing pattern was determined by a clinical evaluation and specific tests (mirror test and water-in-mouth test) and confirmed by the evaluation of an otolaryngologist.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

All children registered at the clinic of the specialization course in pediatric dentistry of the ABCD/SP in 2008 were included in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Locations
Brazil
Nove de Julho University
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nove de Julho
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lara Motta Nove de Julho University
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Nove de Julho

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lara Jansiski Motta, Nove de Julho University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01269957     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HMB029/2009
Study First Received: January 3, 2011
Last Updated: January 3, 2011
Health Authority: Brazil: National Health Council

Keywords provided by University of Nove de Julho:
halitosis
pediatric dentistry
mouth breathing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Aspiration
Halitosis
Mouth Breathing
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory

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