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Article: Measuring oral health-related quality-of-life using OHQoL-GE in periodontal patients presenting at the University of Berne, Switzerland.
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TitleMeasuring oral health-related quality-of-life using OHQoL-GE in periodontal patients presenting at the University of Berne, Switzerland.
 
AuthorsAslund, M1
Pjetursson, BE1
Lang, NP1
 
Issue Date2008
 
PublisherQuintessence Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintessencepublishing.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3&products_id=239
 
CitationOral Health & Preventive Dentistry, 2008, v. 6 n. 3, p. 191-197 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractPURPOSE: To assess the impact of oral health related quality-of-life (OHQoL) on patients presenting at the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics using a German version (the OHQoL-GE) of the oral health-related quality-of-life in the UK (OHQoL-UK) questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 251 patients were invited to fill out the OHQoL-GE. In addition, patients were given a checklist of dental-related items over the past year including 'tooth ache', 'dental treatment', 'bleeding gums', 'swollen gums' and 'problems with dental prosthesis'. Prior to being seen by a dental professional, the patients completed the questionnaires. During the new patient clinic visit, medical and dental history, age, gender, number of teeth present and presence or absence and type of dental prosthesis were recorded. In addition, a basic periodontal examination (BPE) was performed. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifteen OHQoL-GE questionnaires were completed. OHQoL-GE scores were significantly associated with patients' self-reported symptoms and problems in the past year: experiences of 'tooth ache' (P < 0.05), 'swollen gums' (P < 0.001) and 'problems with dental prosthesis' (P < 0.05) with the exception of 'bleeding gums' (P = 0.102) and 'dental treatment' (P = 0.739). In addition, OHQoL-GE scores were directly correlated with the BPE (r(s) = -0.295, P < 0.01), the number of teeth present (r(s) = 0.190, P < 0.01) and inversely correlated with age (r(s) = 0.152, P < 0.05). Patients with removable partial dentures had the lowest median score of 43 (interquartile range, IQR 23), patients without dental prosthesis had a median score of 46 (IQR 18) and patients with fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) had the highest score of 54 (IQR 26). The differences were statistically significant between patients without dentures and patients with FDP (P < 0.05), and between removable denture wearers and patients with FDP (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The issues were periodontal and prosthetic status, number of teeth present and age impact on quality-of-life. This has implications in understanding the consequences of dental health and in the use of patient-centred outcomes in dental research. The OHQoL-GE demonstrates discriminative validity in a population seeking dental advice and/or treatment.
 
ISSN1602-1622
2013 Impact Factor: 0.532
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.369
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000207968500003
 
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dc.contributor.authorAslund, M
 
dc.contributor.authorPjetursson, BE
 
dc.contributor.authorLang, NP
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:26:11Z
 
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:26:11Z
 
dc.date.issued2008
 
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To assess the impact of oral health related quality-of-life (OHQoL) on patients presenting at the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics using a German version (the OHQoL-GE) of the oral health-related quality-of-life in the UK (OHQoL-UK) questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 251 patients were invited to fill out the OHQoL-GE. In addition, patients were given a checklist of dental-related items over the past year including 'tooth ache', 'dental treatment', 'bleeding gums', 'swollen gums' and 'problems with dental prosthesis'. Prior to being seen by a dental professional, the patients completed the questionnaires. During the new patient clinic visit, medical and dental history, age, gender, number of teeth present and presence or absence and type of dental prosthesis were recorded. In addition, a basic periodontal examination (BPE) was performed. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifteen OHQoL-GE questionnaires were completed. OHQoL-GE scores were significantly associated with patients' self-reported symptoms and problems in the past year: experiences of 'tooth ache' (P < 0.05), 'swollen gums' (P < 0.001) and 'problems with dental prosthesis' (P < 0.05) with the exception of 'bleeding gums' (P = 0.102) and 'dental treatment' (P = 0.739). In addition, OHQoL-GE scores were directly correlated with the BPE (r(s) = -0.295, P < 0.01), the number of teeth present (r(s) = 0.190, P < 0.01) and inversely correlated with age (r(s) = 0.152, P < 0.05). Patients with removable partial dentures had the lowest median score of 43 (interquartile range, IQR 23), patients without dental prosthesis had a median score of 46 (IQR 18) and patients with fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) had the highest score of 54 (IQR 26). The differences were statistically significant between patients without dentures and patients with FDP (P < 0.05), and between removable denture wearers and patients with FDP (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The issues were periodontal and prosthetic status, number of teeth present and age impact on quality-of-life. This has implications in understanding the consequences of dental health and in the use of patient-centred outcomes in dental research. The OHQoL-GE demonstrates discriminative validity in a population seeking dental advice and/or treatment.
 
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dc.identifier.citationOral Health & Preventive Dentistry, 2008, v. 6 n. 3, p. 191-197 [How to Cite?]
 
dc.identifier.epage197
 
dc.identifier.hkuros165336
 
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000207968500003
 
dc.identifier.issn1602-1622
2013 Impact Factor: 0.532
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.369
 
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154562
 
dc.identifier.volume6
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherQuintessence Publishing Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintessencepublishing.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=3&products_id=239
 
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
 
dc.relation.ispartofOral health & preventive dentistry
 
dc.subject.meshAdolescent
 
dc.subject.meshAdult
 
dc.subject.meshAged
 
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Over
 
dc.subject.meshDental Care
 
dc.subject.meshDental Prosthesis - Psychology
 
dc.subject.meshFemale
 
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicators
 
dc.subject.meshHumans
 
dc.subject.meshMale
 
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
 
dc.subject.meshOral Health
 
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Diseases - Psychology
 
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Index
 
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Life - Psychology
 
dc.subject.meshReproducibility Of Results
 
dc.subject.meshSelf-Assessment
 
dc.subject.meshSensitivity And Specificity
 
dc.subject.meshSwitzerland
 
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult
 
dc.titleMeasuring oral health-related quality-of-life using OHQoL-GE in periodontal patients presenting at the University of Berne, Switzerland.
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. Universität Bern