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Distribution of oral health impact profile in an adult population An epidemiological study
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine.
Folkhälsovetenskapligt centrum landstinget i Östergötland.
HHJ, Avd. för naturvetenskap och biomedicin, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine.
2005 (English)In: Distribution of oral health impact profile in an adult population An epidemiological study, 2005Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Objective: The study focus on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) and how oral health effect individuals quality of life. The aim of this presentation was to describe the distribution of oral health impact profile (OHIP-14) in a population in the city of Jönköping, Sweden. Research Methods: A random selected sample of 572 (276 male, 296 female) individuals in age groups 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 years answered a OHIP-14questioinnaire. The questionnaire capture five dimensions and 14 items. The dimensions are “functioning”, “discomfort”, “psychological aspects”, “social aspects” and “disabilities”. Results: 423 individuals answered all 14 items and 95 individuals answered 1-13 items. Of the individuals that had answered all items 23% were without problems. Highest frequency of answers with problems was found within the dimension “functioning” and the item “pain problems” (43% of individuals) and lowest frequency of answers with problems was found in the dimension “disability” and the item “totally unable to function”, (11% of individuals). Within the dimension “discomfort” the item “been self-consious during the last year” got answered from 39% of the individuals. Seventeen % of these individuals answered that they had problems “very often” or “quite often”. Outcomes: The results from this epidemiological study covering a random sample of a normal adult swedish population is expected to increase the knowledge about OHIP-14 and the possibility to study factors of importants for oral health-related quality of life.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-8236OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-8236DiVA: diva2:210063
Available from: 2009-03-30 Created: 2009-03-30 Last updated: 2009-04-06Bibliographically approved

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