Purpose: This study was aimed to analyze the anthropometric measurements of parents who have a child with nonsyndromic orofacial cleft to determine deviations in craniofacial morphology. Methods: Measurements (total of nine) characterizing head and face were taken from parents who have children with clefts and healthy Latvia residents as controls. As a reference group we have used established standards of North American whites. Results: Statistical analysis showed significant differences (p<0.05) between the cleft parents, controls, and the reference group for four measurements in males and for six measurements in females. This suggests that craniofacial morphology in parents of children with clefts is distinctive from that observed in healthy individuals. Clinical significance: Anthropometry could be useful in clinical practice as objective approach to evaluate changes in the craniofacial region.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||International Journal of Clinical Dentistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Field of Science*
- 3.2 Clinical medicine
- 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database