JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.140, ss.1283-1293, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
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.