Prevalence of NNSH in a Group of Egyptian Children Aged 3-8 Years Old in Giza Governorate: A Cross Sectional Study. (NNSH)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03054493|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2017 by Afnan Mohammad Nassar, Cairo University.
Recruitment status was: Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : February 15, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 16, 2017
- Prevalence of non-nutritive sucking habits (NNSH) in a group of Egyptian children aged 3-8 years old in Giza Governorate.
- Assessment of factors associated with NNSH.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Child Behavior||Behavioral: no intervention|
Several studies have reported on the prevalence of non-nutritive sucking behaviors among infants and young children in different populations. Non-nutritive sucking is regarded as a normal part of development, and early studies of its prevalence generally found that 70-90% of children had some history of a non-nutritive sucking habit. Like these early studies, most recent studies have used retrospective methods to assess the prevalence of non-nutritive sucking habits.
Prolonged duration of non-nutritive sucking behaviors may have consequences in regard to the developing orofacial structures and occlusion. Little is known as to why some children have sucking habits beyond the first 2 to 3 years of life.
Prevalence of NNSH and associated factors in Egyptian children might be different.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1023 participants|
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits in a Group of Egyptian Children Aged 3-8 Years Old in Giza Governorate: A Cross Sectional Study.|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 10, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2018|
- Behavioral: no intervention
- non-nutritive sucking habits [ Time Frame: 20 mins ]child sucking one or more of his/her digits and/or object beyond 36 months old.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03054493
|Afnan Mohammad Nassar|
|October 6, Egypt, 0000|
|Principal Investigator:||Afnan Mo Nassar, Bechlor||Cairo University|