Evaluation of Oral Motor Function of Patients With Spastic Cerebral Palsy of the Center for the Integrated Medical Care – NAMI - Fortaleza-CE, Brazil

Grace Sampaio Teles da ROCHA, Roberta Machado LEAL, Aline Morais FONTES, Anna Lydia Cunha da ROCHA

Abstract


Objective: to analyze the oral motor function in patients with spastic brain paralyses. Seventy eight patients were helped in the Center for the Integrated Medical Care - NAMI in the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR).
Methods: Forty were part of the study. Anamnesis was the first procedure performed and for the clinical exam the patient was sitting on regular plastic chairs, wheel chairs, or on the mother's lap facing the dentist-surgeon and the fonoaudiologist.
Results: Among the participants, 26 (65%) were male, 14 (35%) were female between the ages of 3 and 21 years old. During the clinical exam the evaluation of both oral and facial motor function (OFMFAS) shows that 27.5% (n=11) are severely compromised; 20% (n=8) are moderately compromised; 17.5% (n=7) are slightly compromised and 35% (n=14) are very slightly compromised.
Conclusion: the dentist-surgeon's knowledge of the oral motor limitations provide a more effective and comfortable treatment to the patients.

Keywords


Paralisia Cerebral, Espasticidade muscular,Odontologia



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4034/pboci.v11i3.881

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