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Evaluation from the quality of life in the oral breathers patients

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Author(s): Popoaski, Cristiane | Marcelino, Taise de Freitas | Sakae, Thiago Mamôru | Schmitz, Larissa Martins | Correa, Luiz Henrique Locks

Journal: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
ISSN 1809-9777

Volume: 16;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 74;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: mouth breathing | quality of life | snore | pharyngeal tonsil | palatine tonsil

ABSTRACT
Introduction: The oral breathing is a frequent symptom in childhood and has many alterations that compromise the child physical and cognitive development, negatively influencing from the oral breather, comparing her with the not oral breathers. Method: Cross sectional study, prospective with a sample from 71 patients from 4 to 17 years, being 39 mouth breathers attended by otorhinolaryngologists and 32 patients not mouth breathers as the control group, evaluated as the quality of life through a questionnaire. Results: The oral breathers presented more nasal problems, with the sleep and food, besides an greater average punctuation for snoring at night (p
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