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Aline S Monte-Santo, Silvânia V C Viana, Kelly Maria S Moreira, José Carlos P Imparato, Fausto M Mendes, Gabriela A V C Bonini
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the impact of premature loss of primary molars on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is lacking. AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of premature loss of primary molars in schoolchildren and its impact on OHRQoL. DESIGN: We randomly selected 667 children aged 8-9 years enrolled in public and private schools from Aracaju (Brazil). The presence of untreated dental caries and early loss of primary molars were recorded, and its impacts on OHRQoL evaluated using Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ8-10 )...
August 13, 2018: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Marcel Hanisch, Sabrina Wiemann, Lauren Bohner, Johannes Kleinheinz, Susanne Jung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the current dental care situation in Germany from the perspective of those affected by a rare disease, especially concerning their satisfaction with the German dental health care system, and thus assess the relationship between their perspective and their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). METHODS: A questionnaire regarding their experiences with the dental assistance and the health care system, such as the OHIP-14, was sent to the member associations of the organization of self-help groups for rare diseases ACHSE e...
August 13, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Anelise Daher, Maria do Carmo Matias Freire, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de Abreu, Marcelo Bönecker, Luciane Rezende Costa
PURPOSE: Untreated dental caries is a persistent oral problem among preschool children. Although there is vast evidence regarding the impact of dental caries on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in this age group, evidence on the impact of untreated caries severity is scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of untreated caries severity on the OHRQoL of preschool children and their families. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 563 individuals in the city of Goiania, Brazil...
August 10, 2018: Quality of Life Research
Neda Eslami, Taraneh Movahed, Masoumeh Asadi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate parents' perception of the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of autistic children in Iran, and to determine the quality of life of their families in relation to child' oral health status. STUDY DESIGN: 70 families with at least one child with autism, and 70 families with normal children were enrolled. Parents' perceptions of the OHRQoL of children were assessed using pre-validated PedsQL oral health scale questionnaire...
August 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Hsiao-Ching Kuo, Ruey-Hsia Wang, Jen-Chyan Wang, Yi-Hsin Yang
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to test a hypothesized conceptual model for both the clinical and non-clinical status of oral health and health related quality of life (OHRQoL & HRQoL) among community-dwelling elders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study participants (n = 517), who were recruited as part of a Taiwanese elderly community survey, were collected via dental examinations and questionnaires. We collected measures of clinical variables, self-reported symptom status, OHRQoL, nutritional status and HRQoL...
July 21, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Amrita Mukherjee, Bruce A Dye, Jason Clague, Thomas R Belin, Vivek Shetty
PURPOSE: Methamphetamine (MA) is associated with adverse health effects, including the rampant tooth decay condition called "Meth Mouth." However, the impact of MA use on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) is unknown. This study assessed the relationship between MA use and self-reported OHRQOL. METHODS: This cross-sectional study uses information from 545 MA-using participants recruited from Los Angeles County, California. Dental examinations were performed by three calibrated dentists using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) protocols...
August 3, 2018: Quality of Life Research
Fernanda Coelho da Silva, Thais Marchini de Oliveira, Ana Lúcia Pompéia Fraga de Almeida, Roosevelt da Silva Bastos, Karin Hermana Neppelenbroek, Simone Soares
The temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and sleep bruxism (SB) affect the quality of life (QoL) of the individuals in general. However, the literature lacks studies on individuals with cleft lip and palate (CLP). Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the impact of TMD and SB on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of individuals with CLP. Thirty-six individuals, both genders, aged between 30 and 50 years, at routine treatment in the Dental Prosthesis Sector of Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies-University of São Paulo were selected and divided into the following groups: G1-unilateral complete CLP (n = 22) and G2-bilateral complete CLP (n = 14)...
August 2, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
M T Martins, F Sardenberg, C B Bendo, M P Vale, S M Paiva, I A Pordeus
AIM: To measure the impact of dental caries, malocclusion, and traumatic dental injuries (TDI) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Brazilian children. STUDY DESIGN: population-based cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A representative sample of 1,204 8-to-10-year-old children randomly selected from 19 public and private schools in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) was evaluated. The Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth Index (DMFT), the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI), and Andreasen's classification were used by two calibrated examiners to diagnose dental caries, malocclusion, and TDI, respectively...
September 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Stefania Martignon, Margarita Usuga-Vacca, Fabián Cortés, Andrea Cortes, Luis Fernando Gamboa, Sofía Jacome-Lievano, Jaime Alberto Ruiz-Carrizosa, María Clara González-Carrera, Luis Fernando Restrepo-Perez, Nicolás Ramos
The aim of this study was to assess whether caries risk, nutritional status, access to dental care and socio-behavioral factors are associated to two caries experience outcome variables using the Epidemiologic International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDASepi), which includes initial enamel caries lesions: 1- The presence of ICDAS-epi caries experience (dmf-ICDASepi ≥ 1), and 2- Having an ICDAS-epi caries experience (dmft-ICDASepi) higher than national figures for the same age. The sample included 316 eight- to 71-month-old children from the municipality of Anapoima, Colombia...
June 2018: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
Lina M Velandia, Laura V Álvarez, Lofthy P Mejía, Martha J Rodríguez
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of Molar-Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in schoolchildren from a public educational institution in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Eighty-eight 7- to 10-year-olds took part in the study; of whom half had MIH. The translated and adapted version of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ 8-10) was applied by means of an interview. The dependent variable was OHRQoL and explanatory variables were presence and severity of MIH, sex, age, socioeconomic status and social security...
June 2018: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
Shyrley Díaz, María Mondol, Angélica Peñate, Guillermina Puerta, Marcelo Boneckér, Saul Martins Paiva, Jenny Abanto
There is no study assessing the impact of dental caries (DC), traumatic dental injuries (TDI) and dental malocclusions (DM) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of preschool children from Spanish-speaking countries in population-based samples. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of DC, TDI and DM, on Colombian preschool children's OHRQoL through a cross-sectional study. The clinical setting included private and public preschools in Cartagena,Colombia. The sample included 643 preschool children aged 1-5 years and their parents, who answered the Colombian version of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (C-ECOHIS) and socioeconomic questionnaire...
June 2018: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
Hakeem Olatunde Agbaje, Kikelomo Adebanke Kolawole, Olayinka Donald Otuyemi
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to evaluate changes in the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) during fixed appliance therapy. METHODS: Sixty-one patients requiring fixed appliance therapy participated in the study. OHRQoL was assessed in all participants using the United Kingdom Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL-UK) tool and the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ), at baseline (T0 ), 1 week (T1 ), 1 month (T2 ), 3 months (T3 ), and 6 months (T4 ), after appliance placement...
July 18, 2018: International Orthodontics
Soraya León, Miguel Rivera, Sebastián Payero, Gloria Correa-Beltrán, Fernando N Hugo, Rodrigo A Giacaman
PURPOSE: Non-invasive treatment of root caries lesions (RCLs) may impact oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), but no evidence is available. The purpose of the study was to assess changes in OHRQoL among patients exposed to non-invasive treatment of RCLs with conventional or high-fluoride dentifrices. METHODS: To be eligible, subjects had to be ≥60 years of age, independently living, with at least five teeth and one RCL. The 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile for adults in Spanish (OHIP-14Sp), oral examination and sociodemographic data were documented at the beginning of the study (T0)...
July 20, 2018: International Dental Journal
Liliana Teixeira, Maria-Conceição Manso, Patrícia Manarte-Monteiro
PURPOSE: To assess the self-reported Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) among institutionalised patients in an alcoholic detoxification programme in northern Portugal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This analytical cross-sectional study using the Oral Health Impact Profile-49 (OHIP-49) was carried out in 300 individuals institutionalised for alcohol detoxification in withdrawal units. The seven OHIP-49 domain scores and three summary indicators were examined: 'Prevalence' (percentage of people reporting one or more of 49 items at least 'fairly often'), 'Extent' (number of impacts [items] reported at least 'fairly often') and 'Severity' (mean sum of the participants' OHIP score)...
2018: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
Ling Sun, Hai Ming Wong, Colman P J McGrath
PURPOSE: To assess whether different levels of malocclusion have different effects on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and which domains of OHRQoL could be affected. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine electronic databases were searched. To make studies comparable, studies using the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) to measure OHRQoL, and the Dental Aesthetic Index, Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need, and Index of Complexity, Outcome and Need to measure malocclusion were selected for systematic review...
2018: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
Richard Fitzgerald, Jennifer Gallagher
INTRODUCTION: Maintaining oral health is vital for every individual's quality of life. Little consideration, however, has been given to the oral health of patients approaching end-of-life, perhaps due to sensitivities over research ethics. The aim of this rapid review is to synthesize existing evidence on oral health in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: A rapid review of the literature was conducted using the key words: "Oral/Dental Health" in "End-of-life" or "Palliative care" patients...
July 19, 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
Sabrina Wiemann, Nicolas Frenzel Baudisch, Rainer A Jordan, Johannes Kleinheinz, Marcel Hanisch
Background : The aim of this study was to collect information on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in people with rare diseases. Methods : A questionnaire comprising free text questions and the German version of the standardized Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) questionnaire on OHRQoL was developed. All participants who indicated oral symptoms in the questionnaire were included in a cluster analysis. Different cluster analyses were performed (Ward's, k-Means) to find symptom profile groups in the data...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Zaid Ali, Sarah R Baker, Shirin Shahrbaf, Nicolas Martin, Mario V Vettore
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Clinicians are currently unable to quantify the psychosocial, functional, and esthetic effects of prosthetic interventions to replace teeth. Understanding the effects of treatment to replace teeth on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is important for informed consent. A systematic review of the evidence of OHRQoL improvements with prosthodontic tooth replacement and a comparison of outcomes between treatment modalities is therefore indicated. PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the OHRQoL of patients with partial edentulism after different dental prosthetic treatments...
July 10, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Renan Vaz Machry, Jessica Klöckner Knorst, Fernanda Tomazoni, Thiago Machado Ardenghi
The aim of this study was to verify the influence of school environment and individual factors on oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) in a representative sample of Brazilian schoolchildren. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 1,134 12-year-old schoolchildren from Santa Maria, Southern Brazil. Clinical variables were obtained from examinations carried out by calibrated individuals. In addition, parents/guardians answered a semi-structured questionnaire about sociodemographic characteristics. Contextual variables were obtained from the city's official database, including the mean income of the neighborhood in which the school was located and the Basic School's Development Index (IDEB) of the school...
July 10, 2018: Brazilian Oral Research
Severine N Anthony, Kayembe Zimba, Balakrishnan Subramanian
The study aimed to assess the prevalence of malocclusions and its impact on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among early adolescents in Ndola, Zambia. It used a random sample of 384 primary school children aged 12-14 years. The Child Oral Health Impact Profile-Short Form 19 (COHIP-SF19) was used to assess OHRQoL, and the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI) was used to examine dentofacial anomalies. The chi-square test was used to study whether there was a statistically significant association between variables and multivariate logistic regression for the influence of sociodemographic and malocclusions on OHRQoL...
2018: International Journal of Dentistry
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