Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003693
Title: Assessment of prevalence and severity of oral impact on daily performances among pediatric outpatients in a dental college
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Traditional methods of assessment of oral health did not take into account the impact of oral health status on the lives of the people. Oral disorders can have a negative impact on the functional, social, and psychological well-being of a person. Thereby affecting the overall health of an individual. Several measures of oral health-related quality of life have been developed for adults, but very less for children. Therefore, this study aims to test the oral impact on daily performances (OIDP) instrument on the pediatric outpatients in a dental college. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted among 120 pediatric outpatients in a dental college. A pre-tested interview questionnaire was used as the survey instrument. Oral health-related quality of life was assessed through the OIDP questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square test were employed for statistical analysis. Results: Around 65 subjects reported at least one impact in the past 3 months with an overall mean OIDP score of 6.9 ± 4.7. The most commonly affected performance was smiling due to mal-aligned of teeth seen at 13.9% followed by eating at 2.4%. The least affected was emotional stability, with 95.5% reporting never having faced it. There was no statistical significance between the perceived problems and daily performances. Conclusion: Tooth pain was the most common perceived problem among the study participants. Smiling followed by eating was mostly affected, and performances such as emotional stability and school were among the least affected observed in this study sample.

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    Manali Deb Barma, L. Leelavathi*, Meignana Arumugham Indiran, Pradeep Kumar Rathinavelu, Srisakthi Doraikanan, P. Jayashri

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    Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: L. Leelavathi, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, No. 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Manali Deb Barma, L. Leelavathi*, Meignana Arumugham Indiran, Pradeep Kumar Rathinavelu, Srisakthi Doraikanan, P. Jayashri

    Title:Assessment of prevalence and severity of oral impact on daily performances among pediatric outpatients in a dental college
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1331-1335)
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    Methodology:Health perception, Quality of life, Socio-dental factors, Subjective measure
    Research Materials:Children

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Children Health perception Quality of life Socio-dental factors Subjective measure

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