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Asthma's impact on children´s gustatory sensitivity, masticatory and feeding behavior

Grant number: 17/02904-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry
Principal Investigator:Paula Midori Castelo Ferrua
Grantee:Cinthya Jeanette Arias Guillén
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (FOP). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease, in which the incoordination between breathing, chewing and swallowing may impact infant feeding behavior. Therefore, the objective of this study will be to evaluate the impact of asthma on taste sensitivity, chewing and feeding behavior in children. The sample will be composed of 6-7 year-old children under treatment at a reference centre (Children's Asthma Clinic) in the city of Piracicaba (SP) (Asthma Group n=50) and healthy schoolchildren from public schools in the same municipality (Control Group n=50), of both sexes. By means of an interview with the parents/caregivers and clinical examination, the sociodemographic and medical, dental and feeding data will be evaluated. The taste sensitivity will be determined by checking the detection to sucrose and urea. The evaluation of breathing and masticatory functions will be carried out using the validated instrument Orofacial Miofunctional Protocol- Expanded (AMIOFE-e/OMES), in which the participants will be recorded performing the tests, further evaluated by a calibrated speech therapist. The evaluation of feeding behavior will be performed after transcultural adaptation and application of the Montreal Children's Hospital Feeding Scale, previously translated into European Portuguese, which explores aspects such as motor and oral sensory, appetite, maternal concerns about nutrition, child behavior during meals, strategies of the caregivers used and family reactions to the child's diet. At the end of the study, data will be analyzed using exploratory analysis, normality tests, correlation tests between variables and unpaired "t" test or Mann Whitney tests to compare variables between groups. Two-way ANOVA will be applied to analyze the differences between groups having the variable "sex" as factor. The validity of the instrument will be tested by the calculation of Cronbach's alpha coefficient. (AU)

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ARIAS-GUILLEN, C. J.; PRADO, D. A.; TUON, R. A.; SCUDINE, K. G. O.; GAVIAO, M. B. D.; LAMY, E. C. C.; MARQUEZIN, M. C. S.; CASTELO, P. M.. Impact of asthma on children's gustatory sensitivity, masticatory and feeding behaviors. Physiology & Behavior, v. 223, . (17/02904-5)
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GUILLÉN, Cinthya Jeanette Arias. Impact of asthma on children's gustatory sensitivity, masticatory and feeding behavior. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba Piracicaba, SP.

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