Relationships between oral health-related quality of life and the patterns of remaining teeth in the middle-aged and elderly

Yoshitada Miyoshi, Takashi Ohi, Takahisa Murakami, Shiho Itabashi, Yoshinori Hattori, Akito Tsuboi, Yutaka Imai, Makoto Watanabe

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and the patterns of remaining teeth in dif- ferent age groups. A total of 512 independent community-dwelling people (age: 68.0 ± 7.0, female: 65.9%) in Ohasama participated in this study. Subjects were divided into four categories by the patterns of remaining teeth and divided into three age groups (≤65 years, 66-71 years, ≥72 years). To evaluate OHRQoL, the Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP) scale was administered. According to the result of multiple regression analyses, in all age groups, the patterns of remain- ing teeth had significant associations with OHRQoL. Correlations appeared to be stronger between the patterns of remaining teeth and OHRQoL in the elderly group than in the middle-aged group. These results suggest that the maintenance of occlusal support and tooth retention are important to maintain quality of life levels later in life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterface Oral Health Science 2011
PublisherSpringer Japan
Pages315-316
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9784431540700
ISBN (Print)9784431540694
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Oral health-related quality of life
  • The pattern of remaining teeth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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