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Oral health related quality of life (OHRQOL) among residents in a care home in Terengganu, Malaysia; A cross sectional study

Mohd, Farah Natashah and Said, Abdul Hadi and Sukmasari, Susi and Ismail, Nor Iziana and Musa, Nor Mulyani (2020) Oral health related quality of life (OHRQOL) among residents in a care home in Terengganu, Malaysia; A cross sectional study. International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science, 7 (11). pp. 876-880. ISSN 2377-8075

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Objective: This study aimed to assess the oral health related quality of life (OHRQOL) among residents living in a care home in Terengganu, Malaysia and its associated factors. Method: A cross sectional study using universal sampling to assess the OHRQOL among residents in a care home in Tereng- ganu state was done from July to August 2018. The OHRQOL was assessed using a validatedshort Oral Health Impact Profile (S-OHIP) Malay version questionnaire. Association between OHRQOL and sociodemographic profile as well as their oral health status was also analysed. Results: The mean total S-OHIP score was 6.28 ±5.72. The most commonly reported S-OHIP dimension was psychological discomfort due to food getting stuck with a mean score of 1.33 ±1.64. On the other hand, avoided going out was the least impact with a mean score of 0.27± 0.94. Those who were able to ambulate had better OHRQOL while those who perceived they need dental treatments have poorer OHRQOL. Surprisingly, those with underlying stroke have lower S-OHIP score in- dicates better OHRQOL compared to those without stroke. Furthermore, there was no significant association found between OHRQOL and their oral health status. Conclusion: The S-OHIP score of the participants was low compared to the other local studies among other population indicating that they have good OHRQOL. Inability to ambulate and self-perceived need for dental treatments were shown to give more impact towards their OHRQOL. Despite the finding that the impact was low among the residents, it is important to make sure they receive continuous oral care to maximise their OHRQOL as well as their overall quality of life.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6761/84885
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral health related quality of life; Residents; care home.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr FARAH MOHD
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 10:48
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 10:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84885

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