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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 224-228

Comparison of oral health-related quality of life and its association with the periodontal status among the adults: A questionnaire-based study

1 Specialist Endodontist, PHCC, Doha, Qatar
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Forensic Odontology, Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Periodontics and Implantology, MMDSR Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
4 Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology IDS, Sum Hospital, Soa University, K-8,Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
6 Senior Resident, Department of Dentistry, AIIMS, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Shivangi Gupta
Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aam.aam_54_22

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Background: Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is used for evaluating needs of people, their health problems, their level of satisfaction, and various effects of any intervention which have been provided for recording of various nonclinical aspects of oral health. Aim: The objective of the study was to compare OHRQoL and its association with periodontal health among adult population. Materials and Methods: This prospective and cross-sectional study was conducted on 300 respondents who were diagnosed with periodontitis. 14-item containing Oral Health Impact Profile 14 (OHIP-14) questionnaire was used for study analysis. A single observer made clinical examinations. Mann–Whitney “U” and Kruskal–Wallis statistical tests were used for comparing the OHIP-14 scores. Statistically significance was set at P < 0.05. Results: Majority of study participants were of female gender (62.0%). A significant association was observed between loss of attachment and OHIP14 scores (P = 0.003). Conclusion: Poor periodontal health may affect the OHRQoL.

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