Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health Middle East J Rehabil Health http://www.jrehabilhealth.com 2423-4451 10.5812/mejrh. en jalali 2017 5 30 gregorian 2017 5 30 4 1
en 10.17795/mejrh-37043 Evaluation of Dental Status and Its Association with Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Preschool Children in Zahedan City, Iran: A Cross-Sectional Study Evaluation of Dental Status and Its Association with Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Preschool Children in Zahedan City, Iran: A Cross-Sectional Study research-article research-article Conclusions

Under the limitations of the present study, there is no significant relationship between the DMFT index and the index of oral health-related quality of life. Further studies are recommended.

Background

Several factors can affect the oral health-related quality of life in children.

Objectives

The aim of this study was to evaluate the dental status and its relationship with the oral health-related quality of life in preschool children in Zahedan City, Iran.

Methods

In this descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study, 200 preschool children (5 - 6 years old) were randomly selected from different areas of Zahedan city. Dental health status of children was investigated using the decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) questionnaire. Oral-health-related quality of life of the children and their parents was measured using the Farsi version of the early childhood oral health impact scale (F- ECOHIS index). Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20, statistical t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient at the significant level of 0.05.

Results

The mean scores of F- ECOHIS and DMFT for all studied children were 10.94 ± 7.67 and 5.05 ± 4.48, respectively. No significant relationship was found between the DMFT and F- ECOHIS indices in children (r = 0.26, P = 0.563) and their parents (r = 0.16, P = 0.217).

Conclusions

Under the limitations of the present study, there is no significant relationship between the DMFT index and the index of oral health-related quality of life. Further studies are recommended.

Background

Several factors can affect the oral health-related quality of life in children.

Objectives

The aim of this study was to evaluate the dental status and its relationship with the oral health-related quality of life in preschool children in Zahedan City, Iran.

Methods

In this descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study, 200 preschool children (5 - 6 years old) were randomly selected from different areas of Zahedan city. Dental health status of children was investigated using the decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) questionnaire. Oral-health-related quality of life of the children and their parents was measured using the Farsi version of the early childhood oral health impact scale (F- ECOHIS index). Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20, statistical t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient at the significant level of 0.05.

Results

The mean scores of F- ECOHIS and DMFT for all studied children were 10.94 ± 7.67 and 5.05 ± 4.48, respectively. No significant relationship was found between the DMFT and F- ECOHIS indices in children (r = 0.26, P = 0.563) and their parents (r = 0.16, P = 0.217).

Dental Health Status;Quality of Life;Oral Health;Children Dental Health Status;Quality of Life;Oral Health;Children http://www.jrehabilhealth.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=37043 Foroogh Amirabadi Foroogh Amirabadi Dental Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Dental Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Sara Rahimian-Imam Sara Rahimian-Imam Children and Adolescent Health Research Center, Dental Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Children and Adolescent Health Research Center, Dental Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Nahid Ramazani Nahid Ramazani Children and Adolescent Health Research Center, Dental Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Children and Adolescent Health Research Center, Dental Research Center, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Shirin Saravani Shirin Saravani Dental Research Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Dental Research Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran Somayeh Kameli Somayeh Kameli Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran; Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran. Tel: +98-9125006746, Fax: +98-2333448990 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran; Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran. Tel: +98-9125006746, Fax: +98-2333448990