Impact of Oral Health Status on the Quality of Life of Adults with Cardiovascular Disease

Tamrakar, Mamata and Rao, Ashwini and Shenoy, Ramya and *, Harsh Priya (2015) Impact of Oral Health Status on the Quality of Life of Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. International Journal of Advanced Research, 3 (6). pp. 439-446. ISSN 2320-5407

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Abstract

The study was conducted on 385 adults, to assess the impact of oral health status on the quality of life of adults with cardiovascular disease. The WHO oral health assessment form was used for the oral examination and the OHIP-14 was used to assess the impact of oral health on the quality of life. The mean OHIP-14 score was 0.06 ± 0.13. Among the 385 subjects, 97.6% of them self-rated their oral health as fair and only 0.8% reported that their oral health status was poor. Although, 65.4% of them had healthy teeth in terms of dental caries, 78% had calculus on their teeth and less than 3 percent of the subjects had a healthy periodontium. A statistically significant positive correlation was seen between mean OHIP-14 and DMFT score as well as between the mean OHIP-14 score and highest Loss of Periodontal attachment score. The oral health impact experienced was also associated with increased age and self-rated oral health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of life, Oral health impact, dental caries, periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 16:04
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 16:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143919

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