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Oral health evaluation in special needs individuals

Danielle de Moraes Pini, Paula Cristina Gil Ritter Fröhlich, Lilian Rigo

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082016ao3712

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo identify the prevalence of the main oral problems present in special needs children and to relate the underlying conditions with the clinical and demographic variables.Methods The study was based on the physical examination of 47 students from the Associação de Pais e Amigos dos Excepcionais diagnosed as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and intellectual deficit. For data collection, we used a self-administered questionnaire that included indices of dental caries and oral hygiene, Angle classification, malposition of dental groups and oral […]

Quality assessment of inhospital patients unable to speak who use alternative and extended communication

Fabrício Marinho Bandeira, Flávia Perassa de Faria, Everaldo Batista de Araujo

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2083

ABSTRACTObjective:To implement the use of alternative communication boards in patients hospitalized and unable to communicate by speech.Methods:A descriptive study with a sample of 30 patients hospitalized and unable to communicate by speech. Boards were made with Boardmaker® Software that consists of a graphical database containing Pictorial Communication Symbols. To assess the quality of life of these patients, the Portuguese SF-36, a translated version of the Medical Outcomes Study, was applied before and after the study.Results:We found that all domains of […]