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September, 2020, Vol. 22, No. 3
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Nasalance scores for Vietnamese-speaking children with oral clefts
Van Thai Nguyen1, Lagle Lehes2, Thi Thuy Hang Truong3, Thi Van Anh Hoang3, Triin Jagomägi4
Objective. The study aimed to obtain nasalance scores for Vietnamese-speaking patients with repaired cleft palate with or without cleft lip.
Methods. A total of 29 children with cleft palate with or without cleft lip (4–18 years old, mean age 7.9±3.5 years old) were included in this study. Speech material was designed specifically for the Vietnamese language. The speech material consisted of oral stimuli (19 oral words and 18 oral sentences), oro-nasal stimuli (eight sentences), and nasal stimuli (seven sentences). The patients repeated the stimuli after the examiner. The Nasometer II (model 6450) was used to compute nasalance scores.
Results. The mean nasalance scores were 27.1% for oral stimuli, 40.2% for oro-nasal stimuli, and 57.5% for nasal stimuli. Hypernasality was detected in 41.4% of the patients.
Conclusion. Vietnamese-speaking patients with repaired cleft palate with or without cleft lip who did not undergo speech therapy had poor speech outcomes.
Key words: child, cleft palate, speech, speech disorders, Vietnam.
Received: 08 01 2020
Accepted for publishing: 25 09 2020
1Tallinn Health Care College, Medical Technology Education Center, Tallinn, Estonia
2Tartu University Hospital ENT Clinic, Tartu, Estonia 3The Office of Genetic Counseling and Disabled Children, Hue, Vietnam 4Institute of Dentistry, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Address correspondence to Van Thai Nguyen, DDS, PhD, Tallinn Health Care College, Medical Technology Education Center, Kännu 67, Tallinn 13418, Estonia.
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