International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Evaluation of OHRQoL and Associated Factors in Patients Receiving RPD in a South Indian Dental College

Aishwarya S [8] | Dr. Helen Mary Abraham [2] | Dr. Jacob Mathew Phillip [2] | Dr. C J Venkatakrishnan [3]

Abstract: Aim: To analyse the Oral Health Related Quality of Life of individuals receiving removable partial dentures. Objectives: To evaluate the effect of RPDs on functional, physical and social well - being of patients and to assess the effect of denture related and patient related factors on the OHRQoL of patients using RPDs. Methods: The study sample included 100 patients wearing acrylic RPDs reporting to Tagore Dental College and Hospital. The patients were asked to fill up a 19 - item questionnaire, based on OHIP - 19. Statistical analysis was performed by using descriptive analysis by calculation of frequencies and percentages, by Kruskal Wallis and Mann Whitney U tests to check for correlation. Results: When various patient related factors were correlated with the responses of the patients using Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis tests, it was found that there is no statistical significance among the various patient related factors and OHIP score, except for presence of a free end saddle, which showed a statistically significant correlation (p<0.05). Conclusion: This study shows that majority of the removable partial denture wearers find the treatment to be good to satisfactory in nature.

Keywords: Removable Partial Denture, OHRQoL, OHIP, Quality of Life, Removable Partial Denture wearers

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 201 - 205

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