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Croatian medical journal, Vol.53 No.5 Listopad 2012.

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Predictive value of dental readiness and psychological dimensions for oral healthrelated quality of life in Croatian soldiers: a cross-sectional study

Stjepan Špalj ; Department of Dental Medicine School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Davorka Perić ; Department of Military Medicine Croatian Army, Zagreb, Croatia
Magda Mlacović Zrinski ; Department of Dental Medicine School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Martina Bulj ; Department of Military Medicine Croatian Army, Zagreb, Croatia
Darije Plančak ; Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (290 KB) str. 461-469 preuzimanja: 244* citiraj
APA
Špalj, S., Perić, D., Mlacović Zrinski, M., Bulj, M., Plančak, D. (2012). Predictive value of dental readiness and psychological dimensions for oral healthrelated quality of life in Croatian soldiers: a cross-sectional study. Croatian medical journal, 53(5), 461-469. Preuzeto s http://hrcak.srce.hr/94942

Sažetak
Aim To determine the predictive value of dental readiness
and psychological dimensions for oral health-related quality
of life (OHRQoL) in Croatian soldiers.
Methods The sample consisted of 402 consecutive soldiers
aged 21 to 54 years classified into the following
groups according to dental readiness: Class 1 – not requiring
dental treatment (N = 54), Class 2 – unlikely to need
emergency treatment within 12 months (N = 205), and
Class 3 – very likely to need treatment within 12 months
(N = 143). OHRQoL was assessed by the Oral Health Impact
Profile and psychological dimensions by the Brief Symptom
Inventory and Dental Anxiety Scale.
Results Multivariate analysis showed that Class 3 soldiers
had higher frequency of psychological discomfort, psychological
disability, and physical pain and handicap than Class
1 soldiers (P = 0.019). Multiple linear regression showed
that longer military experience, higher level of dental anxiety,
and dental unreadiness were significant predictors of
lower OHRQoL (P < 0.050) but accounted for low variability.
None of the single psychological symptomatic dimensions
was a significant predictor of OHRQoL.
Conclusion Although this study found a moderate association
between OHRQoL and clinical, military, demographic
˝, and psychological variables, the significant predictors
could be used as a basis for further research of clinical and
psychosocial factors of OHRQoL.

Hrčak ID: 94942

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