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Effects of Subjective Oral Health Care on Quality of Life
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2018;14(1):47-52
Published online March 31, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.15236/ijcpd.2018.14.1.47
© 2018 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Jin-Hyo Seong, Dong-Gi Kim, Yong-Duk Park, Seong-Kug Jeong

Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Yong-Duk Park
Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, 303 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61452, Korea. 
Tel: +82-62-227-3830, Fax: +82-2-964-2008,E-mail: iam2875@gmail.com
Received February 23, 2018; Revised March 5, 2018; Accepted March 15, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objective: The aim of this study is to study the quality of life related to oral health (OHRQoL) of the periodic dental visitors. Methods: Among the 170 patients who received regular oral health care services for the promotion and the maintenance of oral health, the relationship between subjective perception, oral symptoms, and OHIP-14 was investigated in 143 patients except removable partial denture wearers and patients under 40 years of age. Results: The fit of the study model was 0.35 (acceptance criterion or recommendation criterion >0.36). The effect size of subjective oral health perception on the path from subjective symptoms to the score of OHIP-14 was approximately 30%. The interaction effect of subjective perception and oral symptoms on quality of life was as small as 0.02.Conclusion: It is necessary to analyze the factors affecting the quality of life related to oral health of the subjects who have periodical oral care services using the conceptual theory of oral health quality of life measurement. In addition, it is necessary to change the perception so that the oral health education can be implemented more positively in patient education and counseling.
Keywords : oral health, quality of life, surveys and questionnaires
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