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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Relationship among oral habits, orofacial function and oral health-related quality of life in children
Author: Leme, MS
Barbosa, TD
Gaviao, MBD
Abstract: The objective was to evaluate the relationship among oral habits, oral function and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children. Three hundred and twenty-eight subjects (8-14 years old) were assessed for orofacial function using the Brazilian version of the Nordic Orofacial Test-Screening (NOT-S). OHRQoL was assessed using the Child Perceptions Questionnaires (Brazilian versions) for the 8-10 (CPQ(8-10)) and 11-14 (CPQ(11-14)) year age groups. The subjects were distributed into a Habit group and a Habit-free group according to domain III (Habits) of the NOT-S. Oral habits were present in 71.3% of the sample (p =.0001), with a higher prevalence in females (62.8%, p =.001). The NOT-S, CPQ(8-10) and CPQ(11-14) scores were higher in the Habit group (P =.0001, P =.009 and p =.001, respectively). Domain I (Sensory Function) was significantly more affected in Habit group subjects (p =.001). The NOT-S scores were positively correlated with the CPQ(8-10) and CPQ(11-14) scores only in the Habit group (r =.32, p =.0003 and r =.30, p =.001, respectively). These results indicate that oral habits can impact OHRQoL. Moreover, orofacial dysfunctions were associated with worse OHRQoL in subjects with oral habits.
Subject: Disability Evaluation
Oral Health
Quality of Life
Country: Brasil
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira De Pesquisa Odontologica
Citation: Brazilian Oral Research. Sociedade Brasileira De Pesquisa Odontologica, v. 27, n. 3, n. 272, n. 278, 2013.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2013
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