Association of perceived quality of life and oral health among psychiatric outpatients

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Association of perceived quality of life and oral health among psychiatric outpatients
Author(s) Persson, Karin ; Axtelius, Björn ; Söderfeldt, Björn ; Östman, Margareta
Date 2009
English abstract
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between oral health and various aspects of quality of life has gone uninvestigated in psychiatric populations. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 and subjective quality of life, perceptions about general health, and self-related variables. METHODS: A structured interview constructed from validated instruments was administered to 113 consumers attending outpatient psychiatric care. RESULTS: A lower perceived oral health-related quality of life had a correlation with decreased ratings of subjective quality of life, general health disabilities, and chance and internal locus of control. CONCLUSIONS: Correlations between subjective and general health-related quality of life and oral health-related quality of life had not been detected in this group before. In order to improve mental health consumers' total perceived quality of life, oral health problems should be regularly addressed in the course of psychiatric care.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.60.11.1552 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Psychiatric Services;11
Volume 60
ISSN 1075-2730
Pages 1552-1554
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Psychiatry
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/9391 (link to this page)

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