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The correlation between denture usage satisfactions on quality life of the elderly

Fuad H. Akbar , Ayub I. Anwar

Fuad H. Akbar
Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia. Email: fuadgi2@gmail.com

Ayub I. Anwar
Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: August 01, 2017 | Cite this Article
Akbar, F., Anwar, A. 2017. The correlation between denture usage satisfactions on quality life of the elderly. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 2(2): 100-104. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v2i2.528


Objective: To analyze correlation between the denture use satisfactions and quality life of elderly and the relationship between gender and denture use satisfaction

Material and Methods: This study is an observational analytical study. The sample of study is elderly population aged ≥50 years who live in Luwu Timur, South Sulawesi, the sample was to fill the questioner form based on OHIP-EDENT from WHO. The Chi-square test was used to analyze the relationship between gender and denture use satisfactions.

Results: Spearman’s correlation test results for each domain OHIP-EDENT and OHIP-EDENT total showed a significant correlation of (p < 0.05) between denture use satisfaction and functional limitations, physical pain, psychological discomfort, and physical disability domain showed significant. Meanwhile, chi-squared test for denture use satisfactions to gender does not have a significant relationship.

Conclusion: The denture use satisfactions has no correlation to quality of life of older adults. The gender dose not influence the satisfactions in denture use.

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