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Effects of sucking exercise using straws on mouth rinsing ability in children with down syndrome

Hiranya Putri, Megananda and Sukmasari, Susi and Herijulianti, Eliza and Anggrawati, Hetty and Nurjanah, Neneng and Setiawan, Arlette Suzy (2021) Effects of sucking exercise using straws on mouth rinsing ability in children with down syndrome. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 14 (4). pp. 1509-1516. ISSN 1309-100X

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Background: Down syndrome (DS) children with facial hypotonus need muscle exercise to improve oral hygiene. Aim: To investigate the effect of sucking exercises using different shaped straws in Down syndrome children. Methods: The study in 41 DS children at DS Parents Association in Bandung. They scored using the Mouth Rinsing Test Function (MRT-F) scale and taught how to suck water using the straw, then performed at home. Wilcoxon Signed Ranks were used to assess MRT-F scores before and after sucking exercises and Mann-Whitney U test to determine the differences between two different shaped of straws. Result: The first day of MRF-T scores in circular straws group were 1(30%), 2(35%), 3(20%) and 4(15%), while in straight straws were 1(38.2%), 2(19%), 3(42.9%) and 4(0%) respectively. At the end of the third week the scores were 1(25%),2(25%),3(15%), 4(20%), and 5(15%), while in straight straws were 1(33%),2(19%),3(28.6%), 4(14.3%), and 5(4.8%). The significant difference of MRFT scores before and after exercises were p<0.05, while the differences between circular and straight straws were p>0.05. Conclusion: The ability to mouth rinse in DS children was improved after performing water sucking exercises in both groups. However, no significant differences between the straight and circular straw exercises.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Down syndrome, mouth rinsing, hypotonus, sucking behaviour
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health
Depositing User: Dr. Susi Sukmasari
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2022 15:18
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 15:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100940

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