The impact of oral conditions on the quality of life of the Malaysian adult population: preliminary results

Saub, Roslan and Locker, D. (2006) The impact of oral conditions on the quality of life of the Malaysian adult population: preliminary results. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61 (4). pp. 438-446. ISSN 0300-5283,


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The aim of this paper is to describe the impact of oral conditions on the quality of life of the adult population of Malaysia. The adapted Malaysian Oral Health Impact Profile (L-OHIP-M) questionnaire was used. A total of two hundred and twenty respondents completed the L-OHIP (M). Overall, slightly more than 50 of the sample had at least one impact reported as either "very often" or "often". The younger age group, Indian ethnic and those who had tertiary education reported more impacts. The preliminary results revealed that a substantial proportion of the sample included in this study experienced frequent psychosocial impacts associated with oral conditions.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 2 Export Date: 20 June 2012 Source: Scopus CODEN: MJMLA PubMed ID: 17243521 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Saub, R.; Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia References: Gift, H.C., Redford, M., Oral health and the quality of life (1992) Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 8, pp. 673-683; Locker, D., Measuring oral health: A conceptual framework (1988) Community Dental Health, 5, pp. 3-18; Cohen, L.K., Jago, J.D., Toward the formulation of sociodental indicators (1976) International Journal of Health Services, 6 (4), pp. 681-699; Morigama, I.M., Problems in the measurement of health status (1974) Indicators of social change: Concepts and measurements, , Shelton EB, Moore W eds, New York; Russell Sage; Primary health care (1948) Report of the international conference on primary health care, , World Health Organization, Alma-Ata, U.S.S.R, Geneva: World Health Organization; Reisine, S.T., Dental health and public policy: The social impact of dental disease (1985) Am J Pub Health, 75, pp. 27-30; Noralaini, I., (1996) Tooth loss and perception of oral function of an elderly malay population in Kelantan, , Master thesis, University Malaya; Normah, S., (1999) Oral health and related impact among commandos in Malaysian armed forces, , Master thesis, University Malaya; Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia. National oral health survey of adults 2000 (NOHSA 2000). Kuala Lumpur: Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia 2004(2001) Population and housing census of Malaysia 2000: Population distribution and basic demographic characteristics, , Department of Statistics Malaysia, Malaysia: Department of Statistics Malaysia; Saub, R., Locker, D., Allison, P., Disman, M., Cross-cultural adaptation of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) for Malaysian adult population (2005) Community Dental Health, , Accepted for publication; Dillman, D.A., (1978) Mail and telephone survey: The total design method, , New York: Wiley; Aday, L.A., (1996) Designing and conducting health surveys: A comprehensive guide, , Second edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers; Slade, G.D., The Oral Health Impact Profile (1997) Measuring oral health and quality of life, , Slade GD Ed, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina; Locker D, Slade G. Oral Health and the Quality of Life Among older adults: The Oral Health Impact Profile. Journal of Canadian Dental Association 1993; 59: 830-38. (cont. Ref. On page 844)Locker, D., Slade, G.D., Leake, J.L., The response rate problem in oral health surveys of older adults in Ontario (1990) Canadian Journal of Public Health, 81, pp. 210-214; Patten, S.B., Li, F.X., Cook, T., Hilsden, R.J., Sutherland, L.R., Irritable bowel syndrome: Are incentives useful for improving survey response rates? (2003) Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 56, pp. 256-261; Srisilapanan, P., Sheiham, A., The prevalence of dental impacts on daily performances in older people in Northern Thailand (2001) Gerodontology, 18, pp. 102-108; McGrath, C., Bedi, R., Gender variations in the social impact of oral health (2000) Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 46, pp. 87-91; Slade, G.D., Spenser, A.J., Social impact of oral conditions among older adults (1994) Australian Dental Journal, 39, pp. 358-364
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral health Oral health -related quality of life Oral health impact profile adult article educational status ethnicity health promotion human human experiment interview Malaysia mouth hygiene quality of life questionnaire Adolescent Cross-Sectional Studies Female Health Surveys Humans Interviews Male Middle Aged Questionnaires Sickness Impact Profile
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2012 07:32
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 04:40

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