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Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHQoL) among Adolescents Seeking Orthodontic Treatment.
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PMID:  22917999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of different orthodontic treatment needs on the OHQoL of adolescents. Materials and methods: 200 subjects (100 males and 100 females), 11 to 15 years of age were recruited for the study. OHQoL was assessed with the short form of the oral health impact profile (OHIP-14), and malocclusion severity was assessed with the index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN). The Chi-square test was used to analyse the qualitative data. The level of significance was 0.05. Results: The more severe the malocclusion the worse was the impact on the OHQoL. Orthodontic treatment need had almost similar impact on the daily activities of both males and females. Pronunciation and taste was not significantly affected by the need for orthodontic treatment in either males or females. The proportions of orthodontic patients who found it uncomfortable to eat any food and had to interrupt their meals were significantly correlated with orthodontic treatment needs in both males and females. Conclusion: Orthodontic treatment need had an impact on OHQoL of adolescents with no significant difference between males and females. Clinical significance: Orthodontists should be aware of the impact caused by malocclusion and orthodontic treatment on the quality of life of the patients and should provide regular positive reinforcements to them. Keywords: Oral health-related qualtiy of life, Orthodontic treatment need, Malocclusion. How to cite this article: Manjith CM, Karnam SK, Manglam S, Praveen MN, Mathur A. Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHQoL) among Adolescents Seeking Orthodontic Treatment. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(3):294-298. Source of support: Nil Conflict of interest: None declared.
Cm Manjith; Srinivas Kumar Karnam; Sunil Manglam; Mn Praveen; Anirudh Mathur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of contemporary dental practice     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1526-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Contemp Dent Pract     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090552     Medline TA:  J Contemp Dent Pract     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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