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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Impact Of Socioenvironmental Characteristics On Domains Of Oral Health-related Quality Of Life In Brazilian Schoolchildren.
Author: de Paula, Janice Simpson
Leite, Isabel Cristina Gonçalves
de Almeida, Anderson Barbosa
Ambrosano, Glaucia Maria Bovi
Mialhe, Fábio Luiz
Abstract: Recent researches have pointed out the need to consider the functional and psychosocial dimensions of oral health, such as Oral Health-related Quality of Life (OHRQoL). The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of oral health status, socioeconomic factors and home environment of children on the four health domains of Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ11-14). A cross-sectional study was conducted in Brazil with a sample of 286 schoolchildren aged 12 years and their parents. The schoolchildren were clinically examined, and participants were asked to complete the CPQ11-14, as well as a questionnaire about home environment. In addition, a questionnaire was sent to each child's parents asking them about family socioeconomic status. The chi-square test and Poisson's regression analysis were performed. After adjusting for potential confounders, variables sex, monthly family income, mothers' education showed a statistically significant association with all health domains of the CPQ11-14. The family structure and presence of bleeding impacted on emotional (p = 0.0135), and social (p = 0.0010) well-being health domain scores. Orthodontic treatment need showed a strong negative effect on functional limitations domain score (p = 0.0021). Clinical and socio-environmental factors had different impacts on domains of oral health-related quality of life, demonstrating the need to consider these conditions in planning strategies for the oral health of schoolchildren.
Subject: Analysis Of Variance
Chi-square Distribution
Cross-sectional Studies
Dmf Index
Health Status
Models, Psychological
Oral Health
Psychology, Child
Quality Of Life
Regression Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Bmc Oral Health. v. 13, p. 10, 2013.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/1472-6831-13-10
Date Issue: 2013
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