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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 54-58

Impact of Prosthetic Care on Oral Health Related Quality of Life - A Follow-Up Study

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Objective: To measure the impact of the type of prosthetic treatment on oral health related quality of life (OHR QoL) using 0ral Health impact Profile-14(0HIP-14). Materials & Method: A follow-up study was conducted amongst 105 patients attending the Department of Prosthodontics of M.R Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore for replacement of missing teeth. Initially, they were interviewed by a single calibrated interviewer to collect demographic details and subsequently, OHIP-14 questionnaire was used to assess their pre­ prosthetic and one month post-prosthetic quality of life. Information regarding dentate status and type of prostheses was collected from their case records and based on this information the patients were divided into 3 groups i.e., Complete Denture (CD) group, Removable Partial Denture (RPD) group and Fixed Partial Denture (FPD) group. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test was used to compare between groups using SPSS version 20. Results: This study revealed that there was improved taste sensation (0.82±0.76), less irritability with others (1.61±0.49), more comfortable to eat (1.42±0.70), less self-conscious (1.48±0.61), had a satisfactory diet (1.58±0.61) and less embarrassment (1.36±0.5) among the CD group as compared RPD and FPD groups. Conclusions: The results indicated that the type of prostheses placed had a major influence on improving OHR QoL among denture users.

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