Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 4-1, July 2016, Pages: 37-40
Received: Feb. 27, 2016;
Accepted: Apr. 4, 2016;
Published: May 19, 2016
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Nitin Khargekar, Department of Orthodontics, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India
Naveen Khargekar, Department of Preventive Oncology, Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, India
Vandana Khargekar, Department of Preventive Medicine, Oxford Medical College, Bangalore, India
Surabhi Rajan, Department of Orthodontics, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India
Cleft lip and cleft palate are considered to be the most common birth defects involving craniofacial structure. Clefts affects not only aesthetically but also affects different functions. Complete clefts have an effect on feeding, hearing, nasal breathing, and phonation. All these aspects are addressed as part of an integral treatment. Though the physical rehabilitation of the patient is done, psychological issues are always neglected. For the positive outcome of the treatment along with proper treatment the patient should be psychologically strong with high self esteem to term the treatment as success. As a cleft child grows to adult through adolescence he comes across many people and situations which can make him psychologically weak or strong. Hence the current study was undertaken to evaluate the psychological factors associated with cleft lip and palate patients.
Cleft Lip and Palate- A Psychology Insight, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Special Issue:Clinical Conspectus on Cleft Deformities.
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