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, cilt.140, ss.1283-1293, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 140 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14219/jada.archive.2009.0052
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1283-1293

Özet

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.