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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 48-53

Comparison of the GOHAI and OHIP-14 as measures of the Oral Health­ Related Quality of Life of the Elderly Population



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Aim: To compare the performance of the GOHA l and the OHIP-14 as measures of the oral health-related quality of life of the elderly. Materials & Method: Across-sectional study was conducted on 250 elderly subjects attending Government Dental College & Research Institute, Bangalore. General information regarding the participant's demographic profile, past and present medical history and GOHAI and the OHIP-14 were collected. Statistical analysis was done by using Mann-Whitney test. Spearman's correlation was used to find the association between scores (p<0.001) Results: There was no significant association between GOHAI and OHIP-14 with respect to age, gender and medical problems (p>0.001). But there was a significant association between GOHAI and OHIP-14 for the domains-Functional limitation, Pain and discomfort, Psychological impacts and Behavioral impacts (p< 0.001). Significant association was seen among GOHAI­ Functional limitation, Pain and discomfort, Psychological impacts, and Behavioral impacts (p< 0.001). Among OHIP-14 Significant association was also seen for Functional limitation, Pain and discomfort, and Behavioral impacts (p< 0.001). Conclusions: Both the scales are comparable in measuring the oral health related quality of life of the elderly population


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