Evaluation of Oral Health Related Quality of Life in a Group of Dental Students enrolled in Cairo University: A Cross Sectional Study

  • Fayrouz Saber Lecturer of Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, New-Giza University, Giza, Egypt. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1446-9283
  • Maria Dawoud Lecturer of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Future University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Samaa S. Hanafy Lecturer of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Ola M. Omar Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract

Introduction: The oral health affects every person’s emotional and social experience and physical functioning; therefore, even on the level of the undergraduate students those with better dental appearance and proper dental function have higher self-esteem and social acceptance than those with dental and/ or oral problems.


Aim: This study aims to evaluate the Oral Health Related Quality of Life among a group of undergraduate dental students using the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) questionnaire.


Methods: The short form of the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 questionnaire (OHIP-14) was used to evaluate Oral Health Quality of Life on dental students. Oral and dental diseases’ experienced were also evaluated across the perceived quality of life to find out whether a correlation existed. Statistical analysis was performed with IBM® SPSS® Statistics Version 26 for Windows. Categorical data were presented as frequencies and percentages and were analyzed using Fisher’s exact test.


Results: Among the 346 participants 237 (68.5%) were females, and 109 (31.5%) were males. Their mean age was (20.83±1.83), and most of them were Egyptians 255 (73.7%). The mean of total OHIP-14 score for the studied sample was 12.95±9.80. The highest scores were found with physical pain (3.25±2.04), psychological discomfort (3.03±2.36) and psychological disability (2.04±2.00).


Conclusion: The mean OHIP-14 total score is considered relatively higher than other populations. The most prevalent impact was reported in both the physical pain and psychological discomfort domains.


Keywords Oral Health Related Quality of Life. Dental students. Oral Health Impact Profile-14.

Keywords: Oral Health Related Quality of Life, Dental students, Oral Health Impact Profile-14

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Author Biographies

Fayrouz Saber, Lecturer of Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, New-Giza University, Giza, Egypt.

Lecturer of Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, Newgiza University, Giza, Egypt

Maria Dawoud, Lecturer of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Future University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt.

Lecturer of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Future University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

Samaa S. Hanafy, Lecturer of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Lecturer of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Ola M. Omar, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Saber F, Dawoud M, Hanafy SS, Omar OM. Evaluation of Oral Health Related Quality of Life in a Group of Dental Students enrolled in Cairo University: A Cross Sectional Study. JDDT [Internet]. 15Sep.2023 [cited 2Oct.2023];13(9):8-4. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/6195