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Oral health-related quality of life among survivors of childhood cancer.
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PMID:  21521386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2011 Background.  Childhood cancer survivors may have experienced a high number of invasive medical and dental procedures, which may affect their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Aim.  To compare children who have survived cancer and children without cancer with respect to OHRQoL. Design.  In a cross-sectional study, we compared the OHRQoL of children treated for cancer at Aalborg Hospital with the OHRQoL of classmates without cancer. All children answered The Danish version of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ). Children aged 8-10 (n = 95) answered CPQ(8-10) , with 27 questions, and children aged 11-14 (n = 138) answered the CPQ(11-14,) with 39 questions. Results.  Children with cancer rated their OHRQoL better or equal to those without cancer. The mean overall CPQ(8-10) score was 5.6 (95% CI: 2.5-8.6) among 18 children who have survived cancer and 8.8 (95% CI: 7.3-10.3) among those without cancer (n = 77); the mean difference was -3.3 (95% CI: -6.5 to 0.1). The overall mean CPQ(11-14) score was 12.5 (95% CI: 6.8-18.2) among 24 children who have survived cancer and 11.8 (95% CI: 10.3-13.3) among those without cancer (n = 114); the mean difference was -0.7 (95% CI: -4.9 to 6.3). Conclusion.  Cancer and cancer treatment during childhood was not associated with a decreased OHRQoL.
Pia Wogelius; Steen Rosthøj; Göran Dahllöf; Sven Poulsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of paediatric dentistry / the British Paedodontic Society [and] the International Association of Dentistry for Children     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-263X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107511     Medline TA:  Int J Paediatr Dent     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry © 2011 BSPD, IAPD and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark Unit of Research and Development, Aalborg Municipal Dental Service, Aarhus, Denmark Department of Pediatrics, Aalborg Hospital Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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