Assessment of Oral Health Related Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction after Complete Denture Therapy- An Observational Study

Authors

  • MR Athira1 , Shenoy VK 2 , Mehendale A3 , Kamath M4 , Zaheer A5 , Rodrigues S6

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10471

Keywords:

Complete denture, Quality of life, patient satisfaction, denture retention

Abstract

Objective : To assess the oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) and patient satisfaction after complete

denture therapy.

Methodology : Participants in the study included 60 first time complete denture wearers. OHRQoL was

assessed using Oral Health Impact Profile-Edentulous(OHIP-EDENT) questionnaire; denture quality and

patient satisfaction was assessed using denture quality evaluation parameters and patient satisfaction

questionnaire respectively. Paired t test was used to analyse pre and post change in OHRQoL and Pearson

Correlation coefficient was used to assess the co-relation between various parameters.

Results: There was a statistically significant change in the mean OHIP score of patients before and after

rehabilitation (p<0.001). Across the seven domains used for measuring the denture quality, stability and

retention of mandibular denture showed statistically significant reduction after one month. Significant

correlations were observed between the patient satisfaction parameters and the denture quality as well as

OHRQoL (p= 0.001, p=0.001 and p= 0.01).

Conclusion: OHRQoL improved significantly in first time denture wearers.

Author Biography

MR Athira1 , Shenoy VK 2 , Mehendale A3 , Kamath M4 , Zaheer A5 , Rodrigues S6

1 Post graduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, 2Professor

and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, AJIDS, Mangalore, 3 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, AJIDS,

Mangalore, 4Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, AJIDS, Mangalore, 5Associate Professor,

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Azhar Denatl College, Idukki, 6 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics,

MCODS Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

MR Athira1 , Shenoy VK 2 , Mehendale A3 , Kamath M4 , Zaheer A5 , Rodrigues S6. (2020). Assessment of Oral Health Related Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction after Complete Denture Therapy- An Observational Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 820-826. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10471