Walk test and school performance in mouth-breathing children

Walk test and school performance in mouth-breathing children

Autor Dias Vilas Boas, Ana Paula Google Scholar
Lima Marson, Fernando Augusto de Google Scholar
Goncalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, Maria Angela Google Scholar
Sakano, Eulalia Google Scholar
Margosian Conti, Patricia Blau Google Scholar
Contrera Toro, Adyleia Dalbo Google Scholar
Ribeiro, Jose Dirceu Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo In recent decades, many studies on mouth breathing (MB) have been published; however, little is known about many aspects of this syndrome, including severity, impact on physical and academic performances.Objective: Compare the physical performance in a six minutes walk test (6MWT) and the academic performance of MB and nasal-breathing (NB) children and adolescents.Method: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional, and prospective study with MB and NB children submitted to the 6MWT and scholar performance assessment.Results: We included 156 children, 87 girls (60 NB and 27 MB) and 69 boys (44 NB and 25 MB). Variables were analyzed during the 6MWT: heart rate (HR), respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, distance walked in six minutes and modified Borg scale. All the variables studied were statistically different between groups NB and MB, with the exception of school performance and HR in 6MWT.Conclusion: MB affects physical performance and not the academic performance, we noticed a changed pattern in the 6MWT in the MB group. Since the MBs in our study were classified as non-severe, other studies comparing the academic performance variables and 6MWT are needed to better understand the process of physical and academic performances in MB children.
Assunto exercise tolerance
mouth breathing
nasal obstruction
performance tests
Idioma Inglês
Data 2013-03-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. São Paulo: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial, v. 79, n. 2, p. 212-218, 2013.
ISSN 1808-8694 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Extensão 212-218
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1808-8694.20130037
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000318531700014
SciELO S1808-86942013000200014 (estatísticas na SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36017

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