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Assessment of patients' level of satisfaction with cleft treatment using the Cleft Evaluation Profile.
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PMID:  17477746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Determination of the psychosocial status and assessment of the level of satisfaction in Malaysian cleft palate patients and their parents. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Sixty cleft lip and palate patients (12 to 17 years of age) from Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and their parents were selected. The questionnaires used were the Child Interview Schedule, the Parents Interview Schedule, and the Cleft Evaluation Profile (CEP), administered via individual interviews. RESULTS: Patients were teased because of their clefts and felt their self-confidence was affected by the cleft condition. They were frequently teased about cleft-related features such as speech, teeth, and lip appearance. Parents also reported that their children were being teased because of their clefts and that their children's self-confidence was affected by the clefts. Both showed a significant level of satisfaction with the treatment provided by the cleft team. There was no significant difference between the responses of the patients and their parents. The features that were found to be most important for the patients and their parents, in decreasing order of priority, were teeth, nose, lips, and speech. CONCLUSIONS: Cleft lip and/or palate patients were teased because of their clefts, and it affected their self-confidence. The Cleft Evaluation Profile is a reliable and useful tool to assess patients' level of satisfaction with treatment received for cleft lip and/or palate and can identify the types of cleft-related features that are most important for the patients.
Siti Noor Fazliah Mohd Noor; Sabri Musa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1055-6656     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleft Palate Craniofac. J.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-04     Completed Date:  2007-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102566     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate Craniofac J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-303     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Pediatric Dentistry Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Cleft Lip / complications,  psychology*,  surgery
Cleft Palate / complications,  psychology*,  surgery
Cross-Sectional Studies
Interpersonal Relations
Patient Satisfaction*
Physician-Patient Relations
Self Assessment (Psychology)*
Social Adjustment*
Statistics, Nonparametric

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