Factors associated with oral health related quality of life among pregnant women in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia

Saddki, Norkhafizah (2013) Factors associated with oral health related quality of life among pregnant women in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. Other. Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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This study was done to determine factors associated with oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in pregnant;women .~;tt.Hospital Universiti Sa ins Malaysia. Systematic random san1pling was utilized to recruit 194 pregnant ·V.:ornen. S.el f-. . a9ministered questionnaires were used to obtain information on socio-demographic and obstetric profile, self repOrted oral health and oral health ·practices, and perceived barriers to oral health care services. OHRQoL was measured usin·g fhe ' S~(OtJIP)M .questionnaire. Additionally, clinical examination was performed. to determine caries experience using l;li.e . DMFT index and gingival and periodontal health using the Gingival Index (GI) and Commuruty Periodontal. lnaex (Clf . The prevalence of dental caries was 93.3% with a mean OMFT of 5.9 (SO 3.97). The prevalen~c of gingivitis: was 1o.o:w and the mean GI was 1.2 (SO 0.58). Almost half of the women (46.4%) presented with per.iodontal· pppkets,!:: ltm_m .. ' About one third (34%) of th'em experienced impact due .to oral health·problems: :rhe most common i mpacts_dpen.~~: were' discomfort due tq food ge~ting stuck in between teeth or dentures (20.6%) and feeling that oral health·prol:)lems !fl!l.d· .caused bad breath.(11.3%). The mean severity of impact was 10.1 (SO 7.1 D and the mean extent of impact .was p.?. ~SE> 1.25). Self-reported·bad breath (OR=4.40, 95%CI: 2.04,9.43), cavitated tooth (0R=5.28, 95%CI: 2.65,10 .. 51) and long waiting time to see dentist (OR= 2.23, 95%CI: 1.06,4.70) were found to be significantly associated with the prevalence of impact. Self reported bad breath and cavitated tooth also had signi ficant association (p<O.OOI) with extent and severity of ~mpa~t. The severity of ii:npact was also associated with age of the women (p=0.007). ·In conclusion, oral health stat4~~j preg_nn~t .women in :this 'study was pQoi: and their OHRQoL w~ also relatively poor,· Factors found to .~e ass<?:Chite,~· · ·. O~Qot.. ofthe worpel) were selfi-eported bad·breath, cav.itated tooth, :I.ong·waiti,n~time,to see .dentist,.andq-age;

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: oral health
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Monograph
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Hadi Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2022 08:36
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2022 08:36
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/54978

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