Assessment of Oral Health Related Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction after Complete Denture Therapy- An Observational Study
Keywords:Complete denture, Quality of life, patient satisfaction, denture retention
Objective : To assess the oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) and patient satisfaction after complete
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.
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