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Revista Estomatológica Herediana

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DEL CASTILLO-LOPEZ, César; EVANGELISTA-ALVA, Alexis  and  SANCHEZ-BORJAS, Pablo. Impact of oral conditions on the quality of life in rural schoolchildren, Piura, Peru. Rev. Estomatol. Herediana [online]. 2014, vol.24, n.4, pp.220-228. ISSN 1019-4355.

Objectives: To evaluate the impact of oral conditions on the OHRQoL of children 11-12 years of age, of rural area of Piura. Methods: Cross sectional study of 150 school children, using a validated Spanish version (Perú) of the Child-OIDP index to determine the impact of 17 oral conditions on eight oral daily performances (Child-OIDP > 0). Results: The 88.7 % of students reported one or more of a performance hit. The average of oral conditions self-perceived as problem was 1.14 ± 0.66 conditions. The most frequent was toothache (58.0 % of students). On a scale of 0 to 3, the average severity of impact was 0.54 ± 0.49. The performance with greater severity of impact was eating (1.07 ± 0.96). 89.5 % of the students presented little of very little impact intensity. The average of impacted performances was 3.01 ± 2.20 performances. The Child-OIDP index global average was 7.05 ± 7.23. Conclusions: Rural schoolchildren in Piura showed low level of impacts of oral conditions on OHRQoL. No significant differences were found comparing impacted performances by sex or educational level.

Keywords : Quality of life; oral health; OHRQoL; rural; Child-OIDP index.

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