Oral Health Related Quality of Life Among the Staff of the Shahid Beheshti Dental School

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Research/Original Article (دارای رتبه معتبر)
Abstract:

Objectives:

 Health workers are considered as an important part of society and a role model for service recipients. Quality of life related to oral health is a common concept to assess the impact of oral conditions and the impact of dental interventions that affect people in many aspects such as physical, mental, social and ability to perform daily activities of life.The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the quality of life related to oral health among the staff of Shahid BeheshtiDental School.

Methods:

This study was performed on 85 employees of Shahid Beheshti Dental School in 2021. The Participants completed the OHIP-49 (Oral health impact profile-49) questionnaire. Independent t-test, and one way ANOVA were used for data analyzing by SPSS 21 statistical software.

Results :

The mean total score of OHIP was 13.86 with a standard deviation of 12.44. The most problematic subscalewasphysical pain (20.65±14.01). The psychological disability and social disability subscales were significantly associated with female gender (p<0.05), and there was no relationship between the mean OHIP scores and the rest of measured demographic variables, including age, marital status, level of education, and chronic disease.

Conclusion:

 The results of the study showed that the quality of life related to oral health in dental staff was acceptable. On other hand, the Persian version of OHIP-49 questionnaire was validated to be used in Iran.

Language:
English
Published:
Journal of Dental School, Volume:40 Issue: 4, Autumn 2023
Pages:
143 to 147
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