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Prosthetic dental restorations in Swedish samples: prevalence and agreement between self-report, clinical findings, and influence on quality of life
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology.
2019 (English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 77, no 4, p. 296-302Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To determine the prevalence of dental prosthetic restorations in an adult population, to study the agreement between self-reports and clinical findings of prosthetic restorations, and to study answers from a questionnaire in relation to the prevalence of prosthetic restorations. Material and methods: A questionnaire was sent to a sample of 10,000 adults. A further sample of 1000 individuals was invited to answer the questionnaire and also participate in a clinical study. The agreement between self-report and clinical findings was analyzed, as were the associations between prosthetic restorations and questionnaire responses, using the chi(2) test. Results: A total of 40% of the sample had fixed dental prostheses (FDP), 2.7% had removable dentures. The agreement between self-report and clinical findings was 93%. 34.7% of the individuals with no prosthetic restorations were university graduates and 4% of individuals with removable complete dentures. Oral health had the greatest impact on the quality of life of younger individuals with FDP, with an OHIP-14 (Oral Health Impact Profile) score of 7.3 for the age group 20-39 years compared to 4.9 for the age group 65-89 years. Conclusion: The questionnaire method can be a cost-effective way to determine the prevalence of prosthetic restorations.

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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2019. Vol. 77, no 4, p. 296-302
Keywords [en]
Self-assessment, quality of life, agreement, fixed partial dentures, removable dentures
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Dentistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158937DOI: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1542505ISI: 000465152500009PubMedID: 30600743OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-158937DiVA, id: diva2:1318417
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved

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