Event Title

The Impact of edentulism on Oral Health and Quality of Life of Patients

Session

Dental Sciences

Description

This study aimed to explore the impact of edentulism on patients' health and quality of life and factors contributing to decision in seeking dental prosthetic treatment. The researchers developed a prospective pilot study with twenty patients of both sexes sourced from UBT College Dental University Clinic. The researcher utilized clinical examination to collect data through the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) questionnaire. Data analysis occurred were processed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software program to determine the regressions and coefficients. There was sufficient evidence to suggest the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) relationships with edentulism and the decision to seek dental prosthetic treatment. The researcher established that functional disability is the main factor contributing to patients' decisions for dental prosthetic treatment. Contrariwise, pain is the most negligible factor that patients consider when choosing such treatments. The researcher also noted that women's decisions for dental prosthetic treatments are mediated more with quality of life (QoL) than general health outcomes.

Keywords:

edentulism, dental prosthetic treatment, oral health-related quality of life

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.404

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The Impact of edentulism on Oral Health and Quality of Life of Patients

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

This study aimed to explore the impact of edentulism on patients' health and quality of life and factors contributing to decision in seeking dental prosthetic treatment. The researchers developed a prospective pilot study with twenty patients of both sexes sourced from UBT College Dental University Clinic. The researcher utilized clinical examination to collect data through the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) questionnaire. Data analysis occurred were processed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software program to determine the regressions and coefficients. There was sufficient evidence to suggest the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) relationships with edentulism and the decision to seek dental prosthetic treatment. The researcher established that functional disability is the main factor contributing to patients' decisions for dental prosthetic treatment. Contrariwise, pain is the most negligible factor that patients consider when choosing such treatments. The researcher also noted that women's decisions for dental prosthetic treatments are mediated more with quality of life (QoL) than general health outcomes.