ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT NEEDS AND ORAL HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS AGED 17-20 YEARS IN KHAMMAM, TELANGANA STATEJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
Authors : Nikhil Moutam K.V.N.R. Pratap T. Madhavi Padma V. Siva Kalyan; P.Srikanth.;
Page : 592-597
Keywords : malocclusion adolescent OHRQoL IOTN..;
Background: To assess the association between Orthodontic treatment needs and Oral health related quality of life among young adults. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on orthodontic patients visiting Mamata dental college, Khammam, Telangana state. The study instrument consists of three parts. First part consists of demographic details. Second part consists of Oral health related quality of life by OHIP-14 questionnaire. Third part consists of Dental health component (DHC) of Index of orthodontic treatment needs (IOTN). Results: the distribution of study population based on age .Majority 32.55% of the participants were 19-20 years old. Distribution of study participants to gender, where majority 72.40% of them are females. Conclusion: Reported impacts are present among both genders however females were affected more as compared to males. elder age groups report higher impact than younger age groups.
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