Oral Health Related Quality Of Life In

Oral Health Related Quality Of Life In

Oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) has been considered as an outcome measure to
assess consequences of edentulism and available treatment options. The oral health impact
profile (OHIP) is one of the most technically sophisticated instruments designed to measure
OHRQoL.
Objective of the study was to assess the OHRQoL before and after the provision of complete
denture. It was a case series study done at the Department of Prosthodontics, de, Montmorency College
of Dentistry, Lahore from 15-07-2006 to 14-07-2007.
One hundred edentulous subjects were studied. All subjects completed the OHIP-14 questionnaire
before and after provision of complete dentures. The responses were compared on Likert
scale.
In majority of subjects, pre treatment responses in OHIP-14 questionnaire were at the higher end,
indicating the negative impacts on the OHRQoL. The post provision responses showed a significant
improvement.
The study suggested that provision of complete dentures in subjects having positive attitude
towards the removable prostheses had positive impacts on OHRQoL.
Key words: Oral health impact profile (OHIP), Oral health related quality