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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
Association between Periodontal Status and Oral Health Related Quality of Life - A Cross Sectional Study
Abstract: This study aimed to assess the association between periodontal status and oral health - related quality of life (OHRQoL) among Indian population. A cross - sectional analytic study was conducted on patients visiting a dental center for one year. Clinical attachment loss (CAL) was recorded, and the Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire was used to assess OHRQoL. Participants were divided into groups based on the severity of periodontitis. Descriptive and analytical statistics were used to analyze the data, including Pearson's correlation and ANOVA tests. A total of 465 males and 582 females participated in the study, with a mean age of 38.49 years. The mean clinical attachment loss increased with the severity of periodontitis. Females were more affected than males, with 64.6% of patients with periodontitis being females. The questionnaire responses showed a significant negative correlation between OHRQoL and periodontal disease severity. Patients with severe periodontitis had a poorer OHRQoL than those with mild or no periodontitis. This study highlights the need for better understanding of patients' perceptions of the effects of periodontal disease on their daily lives, as well as the importance of proper planning, evaluation, and treatment to increase their quality of life.
Keywords: Oral Health Related Quality of Life, Periodontitis, Cross sectional Study
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 282 - 287