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Impacto da saúde bucal na qualidade de vida de crianças de 6 a 10 anos

Author(s): Lara Jansiski Motta | Nilza Haga Tanizaga | Carolina Cardoso Guedes | Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes | Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari | Sandra Kalil Bussadori

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 10;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 715;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Introduction: Oral health is an inseparable component of general health. Objective: To evaluate the impact of oral health on quality of life in school children between 6 and 10 years old. Methods: The research was conducted through a questionnaire of perceived need Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) and clinical examination in school children between 6 and 10 years old (n=265). The chi square test was used for association between categorical variables and analysis of variance (ANOVA) to compare means. Results: The highest rate of caries was found in 7 years old children, and the distribution of responses from OHIP-14 showed an average of 3.7311. Regarding the impact of oral health on quality of life, 89.4% had a weak impact. Conclusions: The impact of oral health in the studied population was mostly weak, but it was observed that when it was strong interfered on children's daily activities.
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