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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-13

Self-reported oral health-related quality of life among female adolescent students in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia

Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fahad A Al Shammery
Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Namuthajiya Campus, P. O. Box: 84891, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_8_21

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Background: The Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) scale assesses impacts on individuals’ daily lives. Aim: To examine the self-reported Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) of female adolescent students based on the child version of the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (Child-OIDP) index in Riyadh City of Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among female Saudi adolescent school students, 13–16 years old, from the data obtained from the school educational projects previously undertaken by the interns of the college of dentistry. The study participants were female students attending public intermediate schools in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The Arabic version of the questionnaire, consisting of items assessing socio-demographic characteristics, the OIDP inventory was distributed to students during community projects. The data obtained from this project was collected and statistical analysis was performed. Results: The self-reported data of 402 female students were analyzed. The participants’ ages ranged from 13 years to 16 years, with a mean age of 14.37. The mean of total OIDP simple count was 4.1±3, whereas the mean of total OIDP Additive score was found to be 5.6±4.7. The OIDP simple count scores among students in different grades and the mother’s education level showed statistical significance. A significantly positive correlation was observed with OIDP simple count score and eating, speaking, cleaning teeth, sleeping/ relaxing, showing teeth, and emotions (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Data obtained from the community projects indicated that female intermediate school children aged 13–16 years perceived that malocclusion affected all daily performance measured on the OIDP scale.

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