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Effect of dental caries and malocclusion on the oral health-related quality of life in 12-14 year old children in Viwandani Slum, Nairobi

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dc.contributor.author Immaculate A Opondo
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-07T10:09:58Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-07T10:09:58Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3329
dc.description.abstract Background: Traditional methods of measuring oral health mainly use clinical dental indices. In recent years, the use of subjective assessments to gain information about the impact of oral disorders on Oral-Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) has been advocated. By supplementing the clinical assessments with subjective assessments, a comprehensive account of the oral health of populations can be given. Studies on the OHRQoL of children in Kenya are so far largely unexplored. Objective: This study aimed at assessing the effect of dental caries and malocclusion on the OHRQoL of 12-14 year-old children residing in Viwandani slum. Study design: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. Subjects and methods: A total of four hundred and fifty two children aged 12-14 years attending public and private primary schools in Viwandani slum, Nairobi participated in the study. Their mean age was 12.9 years. The two public schools in the slum were included in the study. The private schools were selected through simple random sampling. The children in each school were selected through stratified random sampling method. Data on OHRQoL was obtained using an interviewer administered Child-Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (Child-OIDP) Index. Intra-oral clinical examination was done to assess caries experience using the DMFT index and severity of malocclusion, using the Dental Aesthetic (DAI) Index. The data obtained were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) programme. Spearman's Rank Order Correlation and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to relate caries experience and severity of … en_US
dc.publisher University of Nairobi, Kenya en_US
dc.title Effect of dental caries and malocclusion on the oral health-related quality of life in 12-14 year old children in Viwandani Slum, Nairobi en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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