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Conference Paper: Patients' Expectations, Experience and Perceptions of Initial Periodontal Treatment Outcomes

TitlePatients' Expectations, Experience and Perceptions of Initial Periodontal Treatment Outcomes
Authors
KeywordsAssessment
Cost
Evaluation
Outcome (Health) and Periodontics
Issue Date2012
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 169610 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: Periodontal treatment success results from the elimination of infection, inflammation and the subsequent healing response. However, the improvement of periodontal conditions measured by routine clinical parameters may not be necessarily regarded as the successful treatment outcome in terms of patients’ view and perception. This study aimed to assess patients’ expectation, experience and perception of initial non-surgical periodontal therapy outcome; and to investigate the association of patients’ response with the way they think about the disease and the necessity of treatment. Methods: A longitudinal survey was conducted in 135 adult patients with periodontitis who were admitted to the Periodontology Clinic at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital. A questionnaire was given to all patients prior to commencement of the periodontal treatment, and a second questionnaire was completed by 54 subjects 3-6 months after the initial non-surgical periodontal therapy including oral hygiene instruction, scaling and root debridement. Results: 89% of the patients had severe periodontitis. The patients had high expectations on most of their perceived periodontal problems to be dealt with through the periodontal treatment. 70% were very satisfied with the initial treatment results with significantly self-reported improvements in gum bleeding and gum swelling (P<0.05). Most subjects experienced less pain than they expected during the initial treatment period (p<0.004), and 82% were interested in the subsequent treatments to further improve their esthetic profiles. However, patients would expect a shorter treatment time and a low treatment fee for the initial treatment. Conclusions: The present study shows that periodontal patients usually have high expectation to the initial treatments, and their experience and perception of the professional care are indeed favorable. They consider that their periodontal treatments are necessary to improve their oral health and social confidence (Supported by the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong).
DescriptionSession: Periodontal Research
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182059
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 4.602
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dc.contributor.authorJin, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorCorbet, EFen_US
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dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 169610en_US
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dc.descriptionSession: Periodontal Research-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Periodontal treatment success results from the elimination of infection, inflammation and the subsequent healing response. However, the improvement of periodontal conditions measured by routine clinical parameters may not be necessarily regarded as the successful treatment outcome in terms of patients’ view and perception. This study aimed to assess patients’ expectation, experience and perception of initial non-surgical periodontal therapy outcome; and to investigate the association of patients’ response with the way they think about the disease and the necessity of treatment. Methods: A longitudinal survey was conducted in 135 adult patients with periodontitis who were admitted to the Periodontology Clinic at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital. A questionnaire was given to all patients prior to commencement of the periodontal treatment, and a second questionnaire was completed by 54 subjects 3-6 months after the initial non-surgical periodontal therapy including oral hygiene instruction, scaling and root debridement. Results: 89% of the patients had severe periodontitis. The patients had high expectations on most of their perceived periodontal problems to be dealt with through the periodontal treatment. 70% were very satisfied with the initial treatment results with significantly self-reported improvements in gum bleeding and gum swelling (P<0.05). Most subjects experienced less pain than they expected during the initial treatment period (p<0.004), and 82% were interested in the subsequent treatments to further improve their esthetic profiles. However, patients would expect a shorter treatment time and a low treatment fee for the initial treatment. Conclusions: The present study shows that periodontal patients usually have high expectation to the initial treatments, and their experience and perception of the professional care are indeed favorable. They consider that their periodontal treatments are necessary to improve their oral health and social confidence (Supported by the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong).-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
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dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc..-
dc.subjectAssessment-
dc.subjectCost-
dc.subjectEvaluation-
dc.subjectOutcome (Health) and Periodontics-
dc.titlePatients' Expectations, Experience and Perceptions of Initial Periodontal Treatment Outcomesen_US
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dc.identifier.emailJin, L: ljjin@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCorbet, EF: efcorbet@hku.hken_US
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