Comparison of Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life among Adult Referred to Public and Private Dental Clinics of Mashhad, Iran

Mohammadzadeh, Zahra and Jafarnejad, Faezeh and Movahed, Taraneh (2017) Comparison of Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life among Adult Referred to Public and Private Dental Clinics of Mashhad, Iran. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 41 (3). pp. 239-250.

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Abstract

Introduction: Nowadays, appraisal of patients' perception of health has largely replaced the clinical evaluations. This study aimed to compare oral health-related quality of life in patients referring to public and private clinics in Mashhad, Iran. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled 383 patients referred to five private and two public dental clinics in Mashhad, Iran. The study variables including age, gender, level of education, functional dentition status, decayed, missing, and filled teeth, and the reason for referral were recorded. Oral Impact on Daily Performance (OIDP) score was calculated for each patient. To analyze the data, independent samples t-test, Man-Whitney U test, and Chi-squared test were run. Results: The reason for visiting the public and private clinics was significantly different (P<0.001). In detail, in public clinics the most frequent reason was referral, while in private clinics the quality of services was the most common reason. Mean OIDP score was higher in the public clinics than in the private ones (P=0.04). In private clinics, the mean OIDP score was significantly higher in patients with functional dentition (P=0.003). Conclusion: The mean OIDP score was significantly higher in public clinics, that is, oral health-related quality of life was lower in patients referring to public clinics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 17:36
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 17:36
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/875

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