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Article: Changes in life quality following third molar surgery - The immediate postoperative period

TitleChanges in life quality following third molar surgery - The immediate postoperative period
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Issue Date2003
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uk
Citation
British Dental Journal, 2003, v. 194 n. 5, p. 265-268 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: This study describes patients' perceptions of changes in oral health related quality of life (OHQOL) in the early postoperative period following third molar surgery. Methods: One hundred patients were enrolled in a prospective cohort study of the surgical removal of lower third molars under local anaesthetic. Two specific oral health related quality of life measures, OHIP-14 and OHQoLUK© were administered to the study group prior to surgery. Standardized surgical and analgesic protocols were followed. Patients kept a diary of changes in life quality each postoperative day (POD) for 7 days, completing both OHIP-14 and OHQoLUK© daily. Results: Both oral health related quality of life measures identified a significant deterioration in quality of life on POD1 (P<0.01) and this remained evident on POD2 (P<0.01), POD3 (P<0.01), POD4 (P<0.01) and POD5 (P<0.05). By POD6 and POD7 there was no significant difference in quality of life compared with preoperative status (P>0.05). Deterioration in life quality over the study period was associated with postoperative clinical findings (P<0.05): swelling and trismus. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a significant deterioration in oral health related quality of life in the immediate postoperative period following third molar surgery; particularly during the first five days. This is associated with postoperative clinical findings. This has implication for patients deciding on third molar surgery and informed consent.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66339
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.997
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.461
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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorComfort, MBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:45:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:45:32Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Dental Journal, 2003, v. 194 n. 5, p. 265-268en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-0610en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study describes patients' perceptions of changes in oral health related quality of life (OHQOL) in the early postoperative period following third molar surgery. Methods: One hundred patients were enrolled in a prospective cohort study of the surgical removal of lower third molars under local anaesthetic. Two specific oral health related quality of life measures, OHIP-14 and OHQoLUK© were administered to the study group prior to surgery. Standardized surgical and analgesic protocols were followed. Patients kept a diary of changes in life quality each postoperative day (POD) for 7 days, completing both OHIP-14 and OHQoLUK© daily. Results: Both oral health related quality of life measures identified a significant deterioration in quality of life on POD1 (P<0.01) and this remained evident on POD2 (P<0.01), POD3 (P<0.01), POD4 (P<0.01) and POD5 (P<0.05). By POD6 and POD7 there was no significant difference in quality of life compared with preoperative status (P>0.05). Deterioration in life quality over the study period was associated with postoperative clinical findings (P<0.05): swelling and trismus. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a significant deterioration in oral health related quality of life in the immediate postoperative period following third molar surgery; particularly during the first five days. This is associated with postoperative clinical findings. This has implication for patients deciding on third molar surgery and informed consent.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uken_HK
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dc.titleChanges in life quality following third molar surgery - The immediate postoperative perioden_HK
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