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Oral impacts on quality of life and problem-oriented attendance among South East London adults

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dc.contributor.author Gaewkhiew, Piyada
dc.contributor.author Bernabe, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Jennifer E.
dc.contributor.author Klass, Charlotte
dc.contributor.author Delgado-Angulo, Elsa K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T15:28:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T15:28:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4714
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Dental care seeking behaviour is often driven by symptoms. The value of oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) measures to predict utilisation of dental services is unknown. This study aims to explore the association between OHRQoL and problem-oriented dental attendance among adults. METHODS: We analysed cross-sectional data for 705 adults, aged 16 years and above, living in three boroughs of Inner South East London. Data were collected during structured interviews at home. The short form of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) was used to assess the frequency of oral impacts on daily life in the last year. Problem-oriented attendance was defined based on time elapsed since last visit (last 6 months) and reason for that visit (trouble with teeth). The association between OHIP-14 (total and domain) scores and problem-oriented attendance was tested in logistic regression models adjusting for participants' sociodemographic characteristics. RESULTS: Problem-oriented attenders had a higher OHIP-14 total score than regular attenders (6.73 and 3.73, respectively). In regression models, there was a positive association between OHIP-14 total score and problem-oriented attendance. The odds of visiting the dentist for trouble with teeth were 1.07 greater (95% Confidence Interval: 1.04-1.10) per unit increase in the OHIP-14 total score, after adjustment for participants' sociodemographic characteristics. In subsequent analysis by OHIP-14 domains, greater scores in all domains but handicap were significantly associated with problem-oriented attendance. CONCLUSION: This study shows that oral impacts on quality of life are associated with recent problem-oriented dental attendance among London adults. Six of the seven domains in the OHIP-14 questionnaire were also associated with dental visits for trouble with teeth. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1477-7525
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Young Adult en_US
dc.subject Aged en_US
dc.subject Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject Adults en_US
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en_US
dc.subject Quality of Life en_US
dc.subject Oral Health en_US
dc.subject Quality of Life en_US
dc.subject London en_US
dc.subject Health Behavior en_US
dc.subject Dental Care/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Dental Health Services/utilization en_US
dc.subject Oral Health/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Pain en_US
dc.title Oral impacts on quality of life and problem-oriented attendance among South East London adults en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-017-0663-3
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.05

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