International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2021, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part B
Patients’ and parents’ orthodontic treatment expectations in Egypt: A questionnaire survey
AUTHOR(S): Abdullah Mubarak Rasheed and Mahmoud Sedky Adly
ABSTRACT:Aim: This study is to report both patients’ and parents’ orthodontic treatment expectations by utilizing a questionnaire.
Materials and Methods: A sample of 160 individuals that were equally divided into patients and parents and were asked to fill a questionnaire regarding their expectations towards orthodontic treatment before the start of any procedure. The filled questionnaires of both patients and parents were compared and statistically analysed.
Results: The results showed significant differences between patients and parents in regards to scores of the questionnaire where the parents gave significantly higher scores than the patients expressing a more like hood of the procedure (p< 0.05).
Conclusion: Most of the parents had more realistic expectations about orthodontic treatment especially in regards to the orthodontic treatment duration and retention which can be attributed to past subjective and/or objective experience in orthodontic treatment.
Pages: 106-112 | 78 Views 10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Abdullah Mubarak Rasheed, Mahmoud Sedky Adly. Patients’ and parents’ orthodontic treatment expectations in Egypt: A questionnaire survey. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(4):106-112. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i4b.1360