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Oral health related quality of life in cleft lip and palate patients rehabilitated with conventional prostheses or dental implants.

Papi P, Giardino R, Sassano P, Amodeo G, Pompa G, Cascone P - J Int Soc Prev Community Dent (2015 Nov-Dec)

Bottom Line: Two different questionnaires were used in the present study to evaluate patients' OH-QoL: The Italian version of the 49-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) and the Italian version of the Cleft Evaluation Profile (CEP).Statistical analysis was performed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) test, with a significant P < 0,05.OH-QoL is a challenging demand for all prosthodontists.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) is the most common congenital craniofacial abnormality, with a prevalence of 9.92 per 10,000 live births. In treating patients with CLP, oral rehabilitation is definitely a very important phase of the treatment in order to improve the patient's oral health related quality of life (OH-QoL). The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the OH-QoL in patients rehabilitated with different prosthetic options, thus comparing the conventional treatments, which include removable partial dentures and fixed partial dentures, with the implant-supported prostheses.

Materials and methods: Sixty-three patients were enrolled in this retrospective survey [44 females (69.84%) and 19 males (30.16%)] with a mean age of 34.93 ± 7.04 years (age range 21-53 years). They were all treated for CLP and rehabilitated with a conventional prosthesis or an implant-supported denture. Two different questionnaires were used in the present study to evaluate patients' OH-QoL: The Italian version of the 49-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) and the Italian version of the Cleft Evaluation Profile (CEP). Statistical analysis was performed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) test, with a significant P < 0,05.

Results: Data analysis revealed that patients rehabilitated with implant-supported dentures and fixed partial dentures showed a good level of satisfaction with their prostheses, scoring low values in the OHIP-49 and high values in the CEP, while subjects with removable partial dentures scored the highest values in the OHIP-49 and the lowest values in the CEP, which means an unsatisfactory feeling (P < 0.05).

Conclusions: OH-QoL is a challenging demand for all prosthodontists. Our results show, clearly, that patients rehabilitated with implant-supported dentures are more satisfied compared to subjects with fixed partial dentures and removable partial dentures.

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Cleft Evaluation Profile scores for patient population
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Figure 2: Cleft Evaluation Profile scores for patient population

Mentions: Descriptive analysis was used to summarize the data of the two questionnaires. For each macro area and for each subset, the mean and the median values were calculated and illustrated on graphs using charts [Tables 3 and 4, Figures 1 and 2].


Oral health related quality of life in cleft lip and palate patients rehabilitated with conventional prostheses or dental implants.

Papi P, Giardino R, Sassano P, Amodeo G, Pompa G, Cascone P - J Int Soc Prev Community Dent (2015 Nov-Dec)

Cleft Evaluation Profile scores for patient population
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4697233&req=5

Figure 2: Cleft Evaluation Profile scores for patient population
Mentions: Descriptive analysis was used to summarize the data of the two questionnaires. For each macro area and for each subset, the mean and the median values were calculated and illustrated on graphs using charts [Tables 3 and 4, Figures 1 and 2].

Bottom Line: Two different questionnaires were used in the present study to evaluate patients' OH-QoL: The Italian version of the 49-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) and the Italian version of the Cleft Evaluation Profile (CEP).Statistical analysis was performed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) test, with a significant P < 0,05.OH-QoL is a challenging demand for all prosthodontists.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: Cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) is the most common congenital craniofacial abnormality, with a prevalence of 9.92 per 10,000 live births. In treating patients with CLP, oral rehabilitation is definitely a very important phase of the treatment in order to improve the patient's oral health related quality of life (OH-QoL). The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the OH-QoL in patients rehabilitated with different prosthetic options, thus comparing the conventional treatments, which include removable partial dentures and fixed partial dentures, with the implant-supported prostheses.

Materials and methods: Sixty-three patients were enrolled in this retrospective survey [44 females (69.84%) and 19 males (30.16%)] with a mean age of 34.93 ± 7.04 years (age range 21-53 years). They were all treated for CLP and rehabilitated with a conventional prosthesis or an implant-supported denture. Two different questionnaires were used in the present study to evaluate patients' OH-QoL: The Italian version of the 49-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) and the Italian version of the Cleft Evaluation Profile (CEP). Statistical analysis was performed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) test, with a significant P < 0,05.

Results: Data analysis revealed that patients rehabilitated with implant-supported dentures and fixed partial dentures showed a good level of satisfaction with their prostheses, scoring low values in the OHIP-49 and high values in the CEP, while subjects with removable partial dentures scored the highest values in the OHIP-49 and the lowest values in the CEP, which means an unsatisfactory feeling (P < 0.05).

Conclusions: OH-QoL is a challenging demand for all prosthodontists. Our results show, clearly, that patients rehabilitated with implant-supported dentures are more satisfied compared to subjects with fixed partial dentures and removable partial dentures.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus