Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences
Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences Login  | Users Online: 1372  Print this pageEmail this pageSmall font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 
    Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Past Issues | Instructions | Online submission


DENTAL SCIENCE - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 30-32

Evaluation of oral health related quality of life in patient with mild periodontitis among young male population of Namakkal district


1 Department of Periodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Natarajan Shanmuga Sundaram
Department of Periodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.113289

Rights and Permissions

Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the impact of oral health related quality of life (QOL) on patients presenting for scaling and oral prophylaxis using a the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQL) questionnaire. Materials and Methods: This prospective study includes a total of 100 male patients of age group 25-35 years, who visited private clinic in Namakkal district, South India. They were assessed for their perceptions of oral health using OHRQL questionnaire before initial periodontal therapy including scaling and root planning. Results: A total of 100 patients (mean age:29 years) participated in the study and completed initial periodontal therapy. Before treatment 98% of the patients perceived that their oral health status impacted on their QOL in one or more ways. Bad breath was the most common complaint. Social well-being, personality and psychological function were identified as compromised OHRQL domains. More than 60% of the patients stated their overall general health is affected by periodontal disease. Conclusion: Periodontitis negatively affected QOL in this Namakkal district population of young male patients with mild periodontitis. Conventional non-surgical periodontal therapy and personality development counseling has a potential to ameliorate patient perceptions of oral health and improve their QOL.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

suppl
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2844    
    Printed113    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded144    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal