Oral health-related quality of life and periodontal health status in patients undergoing hemodialysis

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Guzeldemir E. , Toygar H. U. , Tasdelen B., Torun D.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, vol.140, no.10, pp.1283-1293, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.14219/jada.archive.2009.0052
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1283-1293
  • Keywords: Chronic renal failure, hemodialysis, periodontal diseases, oral health, dental health, quality of life, CHRONIC-RENAL-FAILURE, DISEASE, IMPACT, INFLAMMATION, SALIVARY
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


Background. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multidimensional concept regarding quality of life (QOL) as it relates specifically to health and disease. The effect of ongoing hemodialysis on a person's oral health can be determined by clinical variables, but these do not reflect the person's perception of health versus illness. The authors conducted a study to determine the periodontal status, attitude toward oral health and self-perceived oral health in patients undergoing hemodialysis, as well as W evaluate the effect of oral health on QOL within this group.