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The Effects of Dental Implant Patients’ Treatment Satisfaction on Oral Health-related Quality of Life (OHIP-14)

  • The Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2023, 7(2), pp.155-165
  • Publisher : The Society for Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : June 23, 2023
  • Accepted : July 31, 2023
  • Published : August 31, 2023

Kim SooKyung 1

1신한대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to identify the factors influencing the treatment satisfaction and oral health-related quality of life among dental implant patients. A survey, using a self-administered questionnaire based on the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14), was conducted to gather data from adult patients aged 20 years or older who underwent dental implant treatment at various dental hospitals and clinics in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. The results from analyzing 146 questionnaires collected are as follows. Oral health-related quality of life among participants (p<0.05) was found to be increasing with age in terms of general characteristics. Additionally, married individuals demonstrated higher levels of oral health-related quality of life compared to unmarried individuals (p<0.05). Also, a positive correlation was observed between the number of implants and both treatment satisfaction and OHIP-14 scores. Furthermore, participants who received regular checkups reported higher OHIP-14 scores compared to their counterparts. Moreover, participants who pay more attention to pain, complications, and side effects from the procedure expressed lower satisfaction with implant treatment compared to those who put more weight on cost and daily activities (p<0.01). In fact, the study revealed that satisfaction with implant treatment significantly impacted oral health-related quality of life, in the order of cost satisfaction (p<0.001), aesthetic satisfaction (p<0.001), and functional satisfaction (p<0.05). These findings underscore the importance of enhancing patient satisfaction with treatment to improve the quality of life related to oral health. Consequently, the study emphasizes the necessity of providing accurate education and improving awareness to uphold and enhance patient satisfaction with their dental treatments.

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