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Impact of periodontitis on oral health-related quality of life.
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PMID:  23357646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of chronic periodontitis on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) using the full version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) and the Oral Health Quality of Life-UK (OHQoL-UK) questionnaires. METHODS: 89 patients with chronic periodontitis and 89 age- and gender-matched patients without chronic periodontitis were recruited. OHIP-49 and OHQoL-UK were self-completed by participants and mean scores were calculated for each item, domain and the overall summary score (additive method) for each instrument in each group. RESULTS: The mean age of participants was 47±9 years, and the periodontitis patients had, on average, 33±23 sites demonstrating probing depths ≥ 5mm. OHRQoL was significantly poorer in the periodontitis patients compared to the periodontally healthy patients, when assessed by either instrument. When considering OHIP-49, fourteen of the forty-nine items indicated significantly poorer OHRQoL in the periodontitis group, and the overall OHIP-49 summary score was 48.6±32.0 for periodontitis patients compared to 36.8±29.8 in periodontally healthy patients (p<0.01). When considering OHQoL-UK, fifteen of the sixteen items indicated significantly poorer OHRQoL in the periodontitis group, and the overall OHQoL-UK summary score was 47.1±9.7 for periodontitis patients compared to 53.1±11.3 in periodontally healthy patients (p<0.01). Overall, those items with the greatest differences between periodontitis patients and the healthy group related to psychological concerns, halitosis, pain and aesthetics. CONCLUSION: Subjects with periodontitis report substantial functional, physical, psychological, and social OHRQoL impacts.
Authors:
Justin Durham; Hannah M Fraser; Giles I McCracken; Kerry M Stone; Mike T John; Philip M Preshaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dentistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-176X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0354422     Medline TA:  J Dent     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery and Orofacial Pain, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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