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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Sociodemographic Factors and Denture Satisfaction

Balendra Pratap Singh, Kedar Nath Pradhan, Reema Tua

Citation Information : Singh BP, Pradhan KN, Tua R. Sociodemographic Factors and Denture Satisfaction. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2011; 1 (2):83-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1015

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

Evaluation of the quality of satisfaction toward denture treatment.

Background

Various articles suggested denture satisfaction in view of dentist but data on the patient satisfaction to denture treatment on the basis of clinical variables were contradictory. This showed that other factors like sociodemographic variables may affect patient satisfaction.

Materials and methods

A total of 100 subjects (filling inclusion criteria) who were using denture for at least 2 months were used as the sample size of this study (n = 100) and were divided into five groups on the basis of sociodemographic variables. Questionnaires consisting of 38 questions (positive and negative attitude toward denture satisfaction) related to patients’ perception of clinical outcome in different domains were scored by the subjects. Questions reflecting positive attitude were scored as 2, 1 or 0 (yes, uncertain and no respectively) and reversely for the negative questions. Statistical tests include Student t-test and p-value (for level of significance) (p < 0.05).

Results

There was a significant difference in denture satisfaction related to comfort, health and denture care between age subgroups (45-65 years and above 65 years); the level of satisfaction was not significantly different between genders.

Conclusion

Patients' sociodemographic variables were influential factors on denture satisfaction.


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