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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part A

Comparison of quality of life among dental caries and periodontal patients using EuroQoL-5D in KLE society’s institute of dental sciences, Bangalore: A cross-sectional study

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Nivedita CB, Dr. BK Srivastava, Dr. Shruthi Eshwar and Dr. Vipin Jain
ABSTRACT:Introduction: Oral health related quality of life measures have been developed because objective clinical measures of disease provided little insight into the impact of oral disorders on daily living and quality of life. The Euro QoL group developed the EQ5D questionnaire as a non-disease-specific and standardized instrument for describing and measuring health-related quality of life.
Aim: To assess the quality of life among dental caries and periodontal patients.
Materials and methods: The EQ5D questionnaire was used to assess the quality of life among OPD patients in the department of oral medicine and radiology. Oral examination was done to check for the dental caries and periodontal status of the patient using DMFT index, DMFS index [Henry T. Klein, Carrole E. Palmer, and Knutson JW-1938] and community periodontal index. Convergent and divergent validity were measured for the predetermined hypothesis.
Results: The quality of life was affected in both dental caries and periodontal patients. It was found to be poorer with patient who has high DMFS score. The anxiety and depression dimension of EQ5D was found to be significant in females than in males.
Conclusion: The EQ5D has both convergent and discriminant validity for the measurement of health status in dental caries and periodontal patients.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Nivedita CB, Dr. BK Srivastava, Dr. Shruthi Eshwar and Dr. Vipin Jain. Comparison of quality of life among dental caries and periodontal patients using EuroQoL-5D in KLE society’s institute of dental sciences, Bangalore: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(2): 04-08.
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