Oral health related quality of life in a group of geriatrics

Mozafari, P. M. and Amirchaghmaghi, M. and Moeintaghavi, A. and Khajedaluee, M. and Dorri, M. and Koohestanian, N. and Abasianhoseini, L. S. (2015) Oral health related quality of life in a group of geriatrics. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (11). ZC52-ZC55.

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Abstract

Background: A good quality of life in elderly population is related to different aspects of health including oral health. The aim of this study was to determine oral health-related quality of life (OHR-QoL) in elderly patients referred for dental or oro-maxillo-facial complaints to Mashhad dental school (MDS) and compare them with a group of normal population Materials and Methods: A total of 99 patients from MDS (as case group) and 114 elderly people as control were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Control group were chosen among the pilgrims who had come to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (Haram). Persian version of OIDP (Oral Impact of Daily Performance) index was used. Data were entered to SPSS 11.5 and Statistical analysis was performed. Results: A total of 213 (case =99, control=114) cases were enrolled. Mean Performance score (MPS) was 6.27±10.47 (7.96±11.95 in case group, and 4.80±8.77 in control group) and the difference was significant (p=0.015). Age was conversely correlated with MPS (r=0.0125, p=0.24) although this correlation was not significant. We found, in oro-maxillofacial functions, ill-fit dentures, oral ulcers, pain and tooth mobility were major determinants of OHR-QoL. Number of impaired functions was directly and significantly correlated with MPS (r=0.92, p<0.001). Conclusion: Some daily functions like speaking, emotional status, cleaning teeth, physical activity were impaired in case group. Oral and maxillofacial diseases were more prevalent in case group and can be an important impairing issue in OHR-QoL. © 2015, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Amirchaghmaghi, M.; Mashhad Dental School, Azadi Square, Vakilabad BLVD, Iran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elderly Iran OIDP aged Article controlled study cross-sectional study dental health denture eating emotion facial expression female functional disease halitosis human major clinical study male maxillofacial disorder pain quality of life questionnaire social behavior speech tooth brushing tooth disease
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 22:10
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 22:10
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18996

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