Journal of International Dental and Medical Research ISSN 1309-100X OHRQoL and Dental Treatment Needs Clinical article
J Int Dent Med Res
To assess oral health-related quality of life and dental treatment needs in dental patients by means of Farsi version of Oral Health Impact Profile Questionnaire-14. In a cross-sectional study, dental patients not necessarily having oral/systemic conditions underwent oral examination to determine treatment needs and number of remaining teeth. Patients were asked to fill out Farsi version of Oral health Impact Profile-14 questionnaire thereafter. Chi-square test, Student's t-test, Spearman and
... est, Spearman and Pearson coefficients were used to analyze the data. Totally 330 patients including 148 men (44.8%) and 182 women (55.2%) were examined. The mean score of Oral health Impact Profile-14 was 28.74± 10.21. The score was significantly higher (worse oral health-related quality of life) among patients needing removable prosthodontics (33.73 p=0.04) and oral surgery (31.74 p=0.001).Psychological discomfort had the highest oral health impact among domains and queries of the questionnaire. Regarding treatment needs, 61.6% of patients needed restorative care. The mean number of remaining teeth was 25.08 ± 6.24. A weakly negative correlation was found between questionnaire score and number of remaining teeth (rs=-0.22, p= 0.01). Oral problems caused more psychological problems than physical ones. Restorative cares were mostly needed by dental patients.