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Revista Estomatológica Herediana

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GOMESCUELLO, Neli; GARCIA-RUPAYA, Carmen Rosa  and  DEL CASTILLO-LOPEZ, César. Impact of oral conditions on quality of life in schoolchildren in urban area of Cuenca-Ecuador. Rev. Estomatol. Herediana [online]. 2018, vol.28, n.3, pp.167-176. ISSN 1019-4355.

Objectives: To determine the Impact of the Oral Conditions on the Quality of Life Related to Oral Health (QLROH) in schoolchildren of two urban schools, Cuenca Ecuador in 2015. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study that evaluated 208 schoolchildren aged 11 and 12 from the Ezequiel Crespo and Ulises Chacón schools in Cuenca, Ecuador. An average age of 11.48 ± 0.501 was determined, where 159 (76.44%) were male and 49 (23.56%) were female. The Child Oral Impacts on Daily Performance Index instrument (Child OIDP Index) was applied in Spanish, version validated in Peru that allows to evaluate the impacts of 17 oral conditions on 8 daily performances. Results: The prevalences of+ self-perceived oral conditions as a problem were: position of teeth (54%) and decayed tooth (52%), the impacts on daily performance most affected were: smiling (38%) and eating (36%). Conclusions: The global average Child-OIDP Index was 9.79 ± 7.02, considered high.

Keywords : Quality of life; oral health; schoolchildren; urban; Child OIDP.

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