On-line version ISSN 1982-0216
MELO, Fabíola Maria Gomes de; CUNHA, Daniele Andrade de and SILVA, Hilton Justino da. Evaluation of nasal aeration before and after the accomplishment of massage and nasal cleanness. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.3, pp.375-382. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462007000300011.
PURPOSE: to identify the modification of nasal aeration after the accomplishment of maneuvers of massage and nasal cleanness. METHODS: twenty children aging from four to eleven years with diagnosis of allergic rhinitis have been submitted to evaluation of nasal aeration with the Altmann's milimetric mirror. Initially, we was marked the air exhaled on the metallic plate, afterwards we made a massage and nasal cleanness for removing of the secretion, having a new benchmark to compare the results. Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied to test the assumption of normality for the data and t-student test for paired samples. All conclusions were taken under 5% significance. RESULTS: it was observed that the obtained averages of the nasal aeration after the manipulations and cleanness in the region were significant: p<0,001. CONCLUSION: from the results obtained in this research it was possible to observe a significant increase in the nasal aeration after the massage and nasal cleanness.
Keywords : Aeration; Mouth Breathig; Rhinitis.