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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66153

Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Diabetic Patients

Dr. Krishna Dave (MDS),Dr Pushpraj Singh,Dr.Pallavi Sinha,Dr. Gayathri Chinmayee,Dr Ramanpal Singh Makkad,Dr.Poorvi Yadav,Dr. Chinmay Raval,

Abstract

History and objectives. Patients with diabetes have a higher chance of developing oral problems, and their management and treatment options may be impacted by their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQL). The current study's objective was to identify OHRQL and related factors in diabetic individuals. materials and methods. In this study, 200 patients were drawn from the Hospital's diabetic clinic. Using the Oral Health Impact Profile Questionnaire, OHRQL was evaluated (OHIP-20). Another questionnaire was also created, asking participants about their awareness of oral consequences of diabetes and dental hygiene practises. OHRQL was given the ratings of poor and excellent. At P = 0.05, data were analysed using logistic regression. Results. Among the diabetic individuals evaluated, 78 % fell into the excellent OHRQL category, whereas 23 % fell into the poor category. This quality was significantly correlated with age, knowledge of diabetes oral complications, educational level, being referred to a dentist by a doctor, brushing frequency.-- Conclusion. Diabetes mellitus had no detrimental effects on the examined sample's oral health-related quality of life.

Keywords

Diabetes, diabetics, oral health related quality of life

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