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Article: Oral health and its impact on the life quality of homeless people in Hong Kong

TitleOral health and its impact on the life quality of homeless people in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.html
Citation
Community Dental Health, 2008, v. 25 n. 3, p. 137-142 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To report on the oral health status and its impact on the life quality of homeless people in Hong Kong. Design: A cross sectional epidemiological survey involving clinical oral examinations and face-to-face interviews with 147 homeless participants. Clinical examinations were carried out following WHO criteria. The impact of oral health on quality of life was assessed with the short form of Oral Health Impact Profile, OHIP-14. Results: Over 90% had caries experience and most related to untreated decay. The mean DMFT score for dentate subjects was 8.1 (DT = 3.4, MT = 4.0, FT = 0.7). Periodontal disease was highly prevalent, 96% having periodontal pockets. The burden of oral health on their daily lives was common, 88% reporting an oral health impact within the past year. A multiple regression analysis indicated that the OHIP-14 score had significant associations with self-rated oral health, dental pain, employment status and length of time being homeless (p<0.05). Those who assessed rated oral health as 'poor/very poor', reported denial pain in the past year, were unemployed, and homeless for more than one year had poorer oral health related quality of life (significantly higher OHIP scores) than their counterparts. Conclusion: Among the homeless population studied, oral health status was poor and its impact on their life quality was substantial. The oral health impact was associated with socio-demographics and perceived dental problems. © BASCD 2008.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58151
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.767
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.395
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dc.contributor.authorLuo, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:24:39Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:24:39Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dental Health, 2008, v. 25 n. 3, p. 137-142en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0265-539Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58151-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To report on the oral health status and its impact on the life quality of homeless people in Hong Kong. Design: A cross sectional epidemiological survey involving clinical oral examinations and face-to-face interviews with 147 homeless participants. Clinical examinations were carried out following WHO criteria. The impact of oral health on quality of life was assessed with the short form of Oral Health Impact Profile, OHIP-14. Results: Over 90% had caries experience and most related to untreated decay. The mean DMFT score for dentate subjects was 8.1 (DT = 3.4, MT = 4.0, FT = 0.7). Periodontal disease was highly prevalent, 96% having periodontal pockets. The burden of oral health on their daily lives was common, 88% reporting an oral health impact within the past year. A multiple regression analysis indicated that the OHIP-14 score had significant associations with self-rated oral health, dental pain, employment status and length of time being homeless (p<0.05). Those who assessed rated oral health as 'poor/very poor', reported denial pain in the past year, were unemployed, and homeless for more than one year had poorer oral health related quality of life (significantly higher OHIP scores) than their counterparts. Conclusion: Among the homeless population studied, oral health status was poor and its impact on their life quality was substantial. The oral health impact was associated with socio-demographics and perceived dental problems. © BASCD 2008.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Dental Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDMF Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshEmployment - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshHomeless Persons - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshOral Hygieneen_HK
dc.subject.meshPain - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Pocket - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examinationen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleOral health and its impact on the life quality of homeless people in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0265-539X&volume=25&spage=137&epage=142&date=2008&atitle=Oral+health+and+its+impact+on+the+life+quality+of+homeless+people+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityMcGrath, C=rp00037en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1922/CDH_2157Lou06en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid18839718-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-52649173762en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume25en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage137en_HK
dc.identifier.epage142en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000259377900003-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLuo, Y=49161174100en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcGrath, C=7102335507en_HK

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