Impact of oral health on the quality of life for adult patients

Authors: A. A. S. Obeyah, Alice Murariu, Carmen Hanganu


The aim of the study was to assess the psychosocial dimension of quality of life of a population group of Iasi in relation to oral health.
Materials and method: Using the Oral Health Impact Profile 14 indicator in conjunction with a series of clinical and socio-economic variables, the authors propose to evaluate how the oral status affects quality of life of a population group of 235 adult subjects aged 30-50 years.
Results: It was found that the most affected segment of the quality of life was the psychological discomfort, 86.5% of subjects considering as beeing themselves guilty of the situation in the oral cavity, a higher percentage of female population, 35.5% than men, 6.5%. Conversely, the least affected segment of the quality of life, functional limitation stood for 26.5% of respondents and only 16.2% disability. Using the Spearman correlation was noted that the strongest factors for impairment of quality of life are those clinics, followed by the socials.
Conclusion: the negative impact on quality of life is statistically significantly correlated with the following variables: oral status impaired by the edentoulous, lower income, female population.

  • adult population.
  • OHIP 14
  • oral health
  • quality of life