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Shamsi S, Momeni Z. Assessment of Oral Health Related Quality of Life among Elderly People in Nursing Homes in Karaj in 2020. JSSU 2021; 29 (9) :4133-4145
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Introduction: Quality of life is one of the new concepts of health, which encompasses different aspects of life such as oral health. The oral health related quality of life is affected by different factors that assessed in different groups. Due to increasing population growth and the existence of special physical, psychological and social conditions, elderly are one of the important groups. So, the present study aimed to assess the oral health related quality of life among elderly people who lived in nursing centers in Karaj, in 2020.
Methods: In this cross-sectional analytic study, oral health related quality of life among elderly people above 60 years in Karaj were evaluated using a questionnaire including demographic information, oral health behaviors and Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI). Data were analyzed using T-test, one-way ANOVA and linear regression test by SPSS-22 software.
Results: A total of 149 people were participated, which 62.4% (93) were female and 37.6% (56) were male. The mean GOHAI in participants of this study was 46.05±6.52 (from 12-60 point). The regression test showed the relationship between the score of different dimensions of GOHAI with age, gender, income, and subjective assessment of oral health, last dental examinations and the number of teeth (P<0.05).
Conclusion: In this study, the oral health related quality of life among the elderly people who lived in nursing homes in Karaj in 2020 was evaluated moderate and good.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Dental
Received: 2021/01/9 | Accepted: 2021/02/28 | Published: 2021/12/1

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