Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in the Case of Elderly People from Romania Before and After the Prosthetic Treatment | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in the Case of Elderly People from Romania Before and After the Prosthetic Treatment

Author(s):Mihaela Papusa Vasiliu, Liliana Sachelarie, Diana Popovici and Dorina Maria Farcas

Background/objectives: To assess the quality of life among patients presented with chronic post-stroke patients in Objective: The objectives of this study were to analyse the individual perception of oral health status for a group of elderly patients in order to future improve the provision of dental care for these people. Elderly people are an integral part of society. The quality of these people’s lives is major concern. The quality of life-related to oral health has important implications for the clinical practice of dentistry and dental research and thus on the patient. Even if these people are not of practical interest for the society they are the pillar of its formation and therefore the quality of their lives is an important aspect. Methods: We selected a group of 233 elderly patients to whom we addressed Oral healthrelated quality of life (OHRQoL) and the Dental impact on daily living (DIDL) which indicates an individual’s level of well-being, both before and after the prosthetic treatment (p<0.001). Results: We notice that there is a particular perception of oral health in these people and thus on their quality of life. These study evidence the impact of prosthetic treatments on quality of life in elderly people from Romania. Conclusion: According to the results, we have identified a number of issues that need to be considered in the future, in the practical approach of dentistry, as well as in the development of strategies in order to address the complex problems of this age group. 

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