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Patients' satisfaction in two long-term clinical studies on resin-bonded bridges.
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PMID:  10931253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aimed to evaluate patients' satisfaction with resin-bonded bridges and the effect of failures on the degree of satisfaction. In two clinical trials, 358 patients completed guided questionnaires at regular recalls (n=1484). In this way, data regarding 'overall function', 'colour', 'shape', 'functional changes', 'complaints' and 'recommendation to other patients' were obtained. The scores of each criterion were evaluated for the variables 'trial', 'gender', 'time after placement' and 'failure', using 4-way ANOVA. Encountered failures were rated using a 'failure severity scale'. For all combinations of measurement periods, the changes in patient's opinions were calculated and the differences tested using the paired t-test. Overall satisfaction was correlated with 'colour', 'shape' and inversely correlated with 'complaints' (r>0.34; all P<0.005). No statistical differences were found between males and females. No significant changes were observed in patient satisfaction over time. Failures influenced the failure sensitive variables 'functional changes' and 'avoidance of load'. The z-scores were independent of the severity of the failures (r<0.13; all P>0. 10). The degree of patient satisfaction with resin-bonded bridges appeared to be high and did not seem to be influenced by the occurrence of failure.
N H Creugers; R J De Kanter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0305-182X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-24     Completed Date:  2000-08-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  602-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Occlusal Reconstruction and Oral Function, College of Dental Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Dental Restoration Failure
Denture, Partial, Fixed, Resin-Bonded / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data*
Time Factors

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