Quality of life of subjects with and without nose breathing difficulties


  • Carla Patrícia Hernandez Alves Ribeiro César Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Kelly da Silva Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Luiz Renato Paranhos Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Sílvia Elaine Zuim de Moraes Baldrighi Universidade Federal de Sergipe




Quality of Life, Mouth Breathing, Sickness Impact Profile.


The aim of this study was to compare the perception of the parents about the quality of life of children and adolescents with and without difficulties of nasal route use. The Protocols of Quality of Life of Oral Breathing Children and MBGR (subitems Clinical History and Breathing) were applied to 64 families with and without complaints about mouth breathing. The sample consisted of subjects aged between five and sixteen years old and was divided into two groups: Control Group (CG - 32 subjects, average age 9.78 ± 2.71), with the possibility of nasal route use with time equal or less than two minutes and Experimental Group (GE - 32 subjects, average age: 9.59 years), with the possibility of nasal use for less than two minutes. The possibility of the nasal use was evaluated with the use of a timer, requiring the maintenance of a small amount of water in the mouth for, at least, two minutes. If the subject remained unquiet or swallowed before the stipulated time, it was carried with retest for two more attempts, to ensure the obtained results. ANOVA test was applied, considering p value of 5% was. There were no significant statistically differences between the studied groups (p>0,05). It can be concluded that despite the complaints related to the breathing mode of children and adolescents with familiar complaints about mouth breathing, these do not seem to have interfered directly in the quality of life, according to the Protocol used.


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RIBEIRO CÉSAR, C.P.H.A., SILVA, K. da, PARANHOS, L.R. and BALDRIGHI, S.E.Z. de M., 2016. Quality of life of subjects with and without nose breathing difficulties . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 272–278. [Accessed16 April 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-31149. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/31149.



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