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Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Patients With New Conventional Complete Dentures

Nikola Petričević orcid id ; Zavod za stomatološku protetiku Stomatološkog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Ksenija Rener-Sitar ; Zavod za stomatološku protetiku Medicinskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Ljubljani, Slovenija

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 369 Kb

str. 279-289

preuzimanja: 534


Puni tekst: engleski pdf 369 Kb

str. 279-289

preuzimanja: 495



In addition to already existing monitoring of clinical indicators of oral diseases a need was recognized for a standardized measure of patients’ assessment of their own health in Croatia. Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the OHRQoL before and after prosthodontic complete denture therapy and to examine possible differences between male and female gender. The aim was also to assess the OHRQoL of general population in Croatia and to compare the OHIP scores with the group of complete denture (CD) prosthodontic patients. Material and Methods: The study included 130 individuals from general population in Croatia and 70 patients involved in CD therapy. Participants filled in the Croatian version of the OHIP questionnaire (OHIP-CRO49). Results: In the general population there were no statistically significant differences considering the OHRQoL between male and female gender (p>0.05). In the group of prosthodontic patients the OHRQoL was significantly lower in females before the beginning of CD therapy than in men (p<0.05) and remained lower even six months after the therapy had been finished, which was proved by higher OHIP summary score and the scores of the following OHIP subscales: Psychological discomfort, Social disability and Handicap. Before CD therapy had begun the OHRQoL was significantly lower in patients with a need for CD therapy in relation to general population (p<0.05). Conclusion: Although the OHRQoL was significantly improved by the insertion of new CDs in all prosthodontic patients (p<0.05), in comparison with general population it remained significantly lower even after the CD treatment had been finished for the following OHIP subscales: sychological discomfort, Physical disability and Social disability (p>0.05).

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Oral health, Quality of Life, Denture, Complete

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