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

  • Fuad H. Akbar ,
  • Ayub I. Anwar ,

Abstract

Objective: To analyze correlation between the denture use satisfactions and quality life of elderly and the relationship between gender and denture use satisfactionMaterial 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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Akbar, F. H., & Anwar, A. I. (2017). The correlation between denture usage satisfactions on quality life of the elderly. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science, 2(2), 100–104. https://doi.org/10.15562/jdmfs.v2i2.528

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