Evaluation of Eating Disorders Using “SCOFF Questionnaire” Among Young Female Cohorts and Its Dental Implications - An Exploratory Study.

Rungta, Nikita and Shenoy, Ramya (2019) Evaluation of Eating Disorders Using “SCOFF Questionnaire” Among Young Female Cohorts and Its Dental Implications - An Exploratory Study. Journal of Orofacial Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 27-31. ISSN 09758844

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Abstract

Introduction:Eating disorders can cause serious changes in eating habits that can lead to major, evenlife-threatening, health problems. This may cause devastating effects on teeth.Materials and Methods:The present study was conducted to assess eating disorders among 15 to 17-year-old female cohorts. TheSCOFF [sick, control, one stone (1 stone is 6.3 kg), fat, and food] Questionnaire was distributed amongthe consented female cohorts. The study comprised five questions. The oral health examination wascarried out using mouth mirror and WHO probe. The presence or absence of dental caries, dental erosion,gingivitis, as well as the body mass index was documented. The pamphlets regarding healthy dietaryhabits and ill effects of acidic foods were distributed to the participants after the oral health examination.Results:A total of 200 young female cohorts with mean age 15.85 ± 0.59 were screened. The prevalenceof eating disorders according to the SCOFF Questionnaire was 10.5%. Those who had an eating disordershowed higher body mass index (19.21 ± 2.16) compared to those without it (17.51 ± 2.62). This showedstatistical significance withPvalue equal to 0.005. However, there was no statistically significantdifference in the dental caries experience among cohorts with disorders to without disorders.Conclusion:Although there was no difference in caries experience among cohorts with eating disorderto without disorder, it is the dentists’duty to educate the person before they develop dental symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BMI, eating disorders, oral manifestations, SCOFF Questionnaire
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 10:46
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154438

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