Patients preference for exodontia versus preservation in Malaysia

Razak, I.A. and Jaafar, N. and Jalalludin, R.L. and Esa, R. (1990) Patients preference for exodontia versus preservation in Malaysia. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 18 (3). pp. 131-132. ISSN 0301-5661, DOI


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A total of 537 dentate adults from nine randomly selected government dental centers in three states in Malaysia were interviewed to assess their preference for either exodontia or preservation of teeth when they experience toothache, or have carious anterior or posterior teeth. The assumptions tested were i) patients prefer exodontia rather than preservation when they have toothache, and ii) patients are more willing to have posterior teeth extracted than anterior teeth for caries. Both these assumptions were rejected. Even though the majority of the subjects preferred preservation (59) when having toothache, exodontia was the treatment of choice in a large proportion of subjects (41). Significant differences in preference were found among the various ethnic, educational, income, and age groups. However, when ethnicity was held constant, binary regression indicated that the variations observed were determined by education, income, and age groups and not by ethnicity.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent adult age article dental surgery ethnic group female human income Malaysia male patient attitude psychological aspect socioeconomics tooth extraction tooth pain Age Factors Dental Restoration, Permanent Educational Status Ethnic Groups Middle Age Patient Acceptance of Health Care Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Toothache
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 01:45
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 01:45

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