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      Oral health-related quality of life after prosthetic rehabilitation: a longitudinal study with the OHIP questionnaire

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          Aspects of oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) attracted an increased attention recently.


          The aim of the study was to assess self-reported oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) among patients requiring prosthetic rehabilitation and to determine the rate of improvement 1 month and 6–12 months after therapy. In addition, effect of age, gender, oral health indicators and denture types before treatment were assessed on OHRQoL as evaluated and reported by the patients.


          Hungarian version of OHIP-49 (OHIP-49-H) questionnaire was completed before oral rehabilitation (T0-phase) by 389 patients undergoing prosthetic replacement. After 1 month (T1-phase) and 6–12 months (T2-phase) recall periods 235 and 92 patients completed the questionnaire. The median interquartile range (IQR) values of the total OHIP-49-H score were calculated for T0-, T1- and T2-phases. Reliability of the questionnaire was checked by Cronbach’s statistics. Age, gender, oral health indicators and denture types of patients before and after treatment were recorded and treatment-associated changes in OHRQoL were evaluated.


          The study demonstrated the excellent reliability and internal consistency of OHIP-49-H by a high and narrow range of Cronbach’s alpha value (0.81-0.93). A median OHIP-49-H score of 52; IQR = 25-83 demonstrated a poor OHRQoL on first admission. Decreasing median total OHIP-49-H scores 1 month (24; IQR = 9-51; p < 0.001) and 6–12 months (20; IQR = 7-37; p = 0,055) after therapy indicated an improvement of OHRQoL. Patients’ age and CPI value assessed before treatment proved to be significant factors of OHRQoL.


          Here we presented representative data about self-assessed OHRQoL of patients requiring prosthetic treatment from Hungary using OHIP-49-H questionnaire. The results demonstrated that the restoration of oral health was associated with an improvement in patients’ OHRQoL. According to the demographical and T0 phase clinical status, the treatment was more effective in the respect of OHIP-49-H score improvement among females (than among males), among younger (than among more aged), and among patients with more serious CPI assessed at T0. The type of prosthetic interventions did not exert a significant effect on total OHIP-49-H score, suggesting that the improvement in OHRQoL is independent from the type of denture applied.

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                Health Qual Life Outcomes
                Health Qual Life Outcomes
                Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
                BioMed Central (London )
                10 July 2015
                10 July 2015
                : 13
                [ ]Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Debrecen, 98 Nagyerdei Krt, Debrecen, H-4032 Hungary
                [ ]Faculty of Public Health, University of Debrecen, 26 Kassai Street, Debrecen, H-4028 Hungary
                [ ]Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Debrecen, 98 Nagyerdei Krt, Debrecen, H-4032 Hungary
                [ ]Division of Pediatric Hemato-oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Debrecen, 98 Nagyerdei Krt, Debrecen, H-4032 Hungary
                [ ]Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pécs Medical School, 5 Dischka Győző Str, Pécs, H-7621 Hungary
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