Relationship between Quality of Life and validated for constituent concepts validity using OHIP
Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Taegu Science College
Key word : Industrial Workers, Oral Health Impact Profile(OHIP), Quality of Life(QOL)
This study was conducted among 831 industrial workers in Gumi City in Gyung-Sang-Buk Do for the purpose of acquiring knowledge to improve quality of life though industrial workers' oral health promotion. Oral examination and questionnaire surveying were used to evaluate workers' oral health state and subjective health state and analyze their effect on quality of life. At the same time, the scales used in measuring the subjects' health state and quality of life-OHIP and WHOQOL-BREF-were validated for their constituent concepts and their relations were analyzed through structural modeling. The analysis results can be summarized as follows: The constituent concepts of OHIP and QOL factor structural models were validated since they were all in the range of appropriateness, as shown in the result of analysis using Indices of Fit-GFI, CFL, TLI and RMSEA. The result of analysis of constituent concepts to identitify the relations between OHIP and QOL confirmed that OHIP influences QOL.