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Article: Can dental attendance improve quality of life?

TitleCan dental attendance improve quality of life?
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uk
Citation
British Dental Journal, 2001, v. 190 n. 5, p. 262-265 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between reported dental attendance patterns and the public's perception of how oral health impacts on quality of life (QoL). METHOD: A national UK study involving a random probability sample of 2,668 adults. Respondents were interviewed in their homes about how oral health affects their QoL and about their dental attendance pattern. Responses were coded as oral health having a negative impact, positive impact or impact in general (either positive and/or negative) on QoL. RESULTS: The response rate was 70% with 1,865 adults participating in the study. 72% (1,340) reported that their oral health affected their QoL in general, 57% (1,065) reported that it had a positive effect, and 48% (902) that it had a negative effect. 61% (1,136) reported to have attended the dentist within the last year- 'regular attenders'. Bivaraite analysis identified association between perception of how oral health impacts on QoL and dental attendance pattern (P < 0.01). When socio-demographic factors (age, gender, and social class) were taken into account in the analysis, 'regular attenders' reported that oral health had greater impact in general on QoL (OR = 1.30, 95% CI = 1.04, 1.63) and, specifically, a greater positive impact (OR = 1.49, 95% CI=1.44, 1.77). CONCLUSION: Dental attendance is associated with perceptions of how oral health impacts on QoL, specifically enhanced life quality. This may have implications for understanding the health gain of regular dental attendance.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66853
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.997
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.461
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBedi, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:49:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:49:54Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Dental Journal, 2001, v. 190 n. 5, p. 262-265en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0007-0610en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/66853-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between reported dental attendance patterns and the public's perception of how oral health impacts on quality of life (QoL). METHOD: A national UK study involving a random probability sample of 2,668 adults. Respondents were interviewed in their homes about how oral health affects their QoL and about their dental attendance pattern. Responses were coded as oral health having a negative impact, positive impact or impact in general (either positive and/or negative) on QoL. RESULTS: The response rate was 70% with 1,865 adults participating in the study. 72% (1,340) reported that their oral health affected their QoL in general, 57% (1,065) reported that it had a positive effect, and 48% (902) that it had a negative effect. 61% (1,136) reported to have attended the dentist within the last year- 'regular attenders'. Bivaraite analysis identified association between perception of how oral health impacts on QoL and dental attendance pattern (P < 0.01). When socio-demographic factors (age, gender, and social class) were taken into account in the analysis, 'regular attenders' reported that oral health had greater impact in general on QoL (OR = 1.30, 95% CI = 1.04, 1.63) and, specifically, a greater positive impact (OR = 1.49, 95% CI=1.44, 1.77). CONCLUSION: Dental attendance is associated with perceptions of how oral health impacts on QoL, specifically enhanced life quality. This may have implications for understanding the health gain of regular dental attendance.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bdj.co.uken_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Dental Journalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshDental Care - psychology - utilization-
dc.subject.meshOral Health-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshSocial Class-
dc.titleCan dental attendance improve quality of life?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C: mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityMcGrath, C=rp00037en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bdj.4800944a-
dc.identifier.pmid11303687-
dc.identifier.hkuros63638en_HK
dc.identifier.volume190-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spage262-
dc.identifier.epage265-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000167761500015-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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