Satisfaction of orthognathic surgical patients in a Malaysian population

Siow, K.K. and Ong, S.T. and Lian, C.B. and Ngeow, Wei Cheong (2002) Satisfaction of orthognathic surgical patients in a Malaysian population. Journal of Oral Science, 44 (3-4). pp. 165-171. ISSN 1343-4934,


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Thirty-one patients treated at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, were assessed for their satisfaction following orthognathic surgery. The female to male ratio was 22:9 with an age range of 17 to 36. Almost all patients (97) listed appearance as one of their rationales for surgery. More males (78) than females (59) wanted functional improvement, while more females (91) than males (33) hoped for improvement in self-confidence. All patients reported esthetic improvement while 68 each reported improvement in mastication and self-confidence. Slightly more than half (52) chose esthetic improvement as the single most important factor resulting in satisfaction. Almost ninety percent of male patients claimed satisfaction with functional improvement, while 68 of those who found satisfaction in improved self-confidence were females. Eighty-seven percent rated their post-surgical changes as being well accepted by their family. The impact of these findings on the success of the surgery and the need to reinforce verbal communication with printed pamphlets are emphasized.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 5 Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 12613507 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Siow, K.K.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent adult article attitude to health cleft lip cleft palate congenital malformation dental care female human hypesthesia Malaysia male malocclusion mastication maxilla motivation patient education patient satisfaction physiology postoperative complication prognathia self concept sex difference statistics treatment outcome Esthetics, Dental Humans Malocclusion, Angle Class II Malocclusion, Angle Class III Postoperative Complications Prognathism Sex Factors
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 01:22
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 08:13

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