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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part D

Impact of dental disorders and its influence on self esteem levels among adolescents

AUTHOR(S): Mohammad Arif Lone, Shahnaz and Aamir Bashir
Introduction: Self-esteem is more of a psychological concept therefore; even the common dental disorders like dental trauma, tooth loss and untreated carious lesions may affect the self esteem thus influencing the quality of life.
Aim: This study aims to assess the impact of dental disorders among the adolescents on their self-esteem level.
Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted among 10 to 17 years adolescents. In order to obtain a representative sample, multistage sampling technique was used and sample was selected based on Probability Proportional to Enrolment size (PPE). Oral health assessment was carried out using WHO type III examination and self-esteem was estimated using the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale score (RSES). Using IBM SPSS software did the descriptive and inferential analysis of the data. Logistic and linear regression analysis was executed to test the individual association of different independent clinical variables with self-esteem.
Results: Total sample of 1140 adolescents with mean age of 14.95 ±2.08 and RSES of 27.09 ±3.12 were considered. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis was applied and best predictors in relation to RSES in the descending order were Dental Health Component (DHC), Aesthetic Component (AC), dental decay {(aesthetic zone), (masticatory zone)}, tooth loss {(aesthetic zone), (masticatory zone)} and anterior fracture of tooth.
Conclusion: It was found that various dental disorders like malocclusion, anterior traumatic tooth, tooth loss and untreated decay causes a profound impact on aesthetics and psychosocial behavior of adolescents, thus affecting there self esteem.
Pages: 241-245  |  990 Views  67 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mohammad Arif Lone, Shahnaz, Aamir Bashir. Impact of dental disorders and its influence on self esteem levels among adolescents. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(2):241-245.
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