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Title: clinical trials
Author: Ekin Beşiroğlu

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ABSTRACT
Examination of the Effect of Periodontal Situation and Oral Health Consciousness Level
on the Change of Individuals Quality of Life by Associating with Oral Health Impact
Profile-14 (OHIP-14) and Dental Hygiene Fear Scale (DHFS)
Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate the periodontal healthy and diseased individuals
with questionnaire, OHIP-14 and DHKS scales and to examine the effect of periodontal disease
on the quality of life in relation to oral health consciousness level and fear level against dentist
and treatment.
Material and Method: 750 systematically healthy individuals aged 18 years or older that
referred to the Periodontology Clinic for treatment and check-ups were included in our study
and a questionnaire form evaluating oral hygiene habits and oral hygiene consciousness levels,
OHIP-14 and DHKS form were applied. In order to determine the periodontal status of these
individuals plaque index(PI), gingival index(GI), probing pocket depth(PPD) and clinical
attachment level(CAL) were recorded and three groups were constituted as periodontally
healthy, gingivitis and periodontitis. The relationship between periodontal status with quality
of life and dental fear was assessed.
Results: There was significant relationship between oral health-related quality of life and
gender, marital status, education level, oral care habits, number of teeth and periodontal status.
There was a statistically significant relationship between oral health related quality of life and
dental fear. Dental fear was found to be highest in periodontitis group. There was statistically
significant positive relationship between high scores OHIP-14 and sociodemographic
unfavourable conditions; increase in peridontal disease severity; irregular oral care practices
and dentist visits. Similarly, positive correlation between OHIP-14 and DHKS scores was
determined.
Conclusion: There was a significant relationship between oral health-related quality of life and
gender, marital status, education level, oral care habits, number of teeth and periodontal status.
There was a statistically significant relationship between oral health related quality of life and
dental fear.


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