Oral health related quality of life of undergraduate students in an Indian University

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  • Abhishek Mehta
  • Aditi Verma
  • Kanishka Arora

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21726/rsbo.v21i1.2311

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Quality of life; university students; oral health; crosssectional study; questionnaire.

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Undergraduate students of a university are a crucial transitional age group to examine the effects of poor oral health on a population’s quality of life (OHRQoL). Objective: Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate how OHRQoL-related factors affected undergraduate students at a University in Delhi, India. Material and methods: 451 undergraduate students from Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India responded to a cross-sectional hybrid mode questionnaire survey. Using the Oral Health Impact in Adolescents scale (OHIA), the OHRQoL of research participants was evaluated. The Mann-Whitney U test was used to compare OHIA scores for individuals in various age groups and according to their gender. Results: Mean OHIA score was 4.87 (SD 1.1). When compared to younger age groups and men, older individuals and women felt that oral health-related issues reduced their quality of life. Oral health’s physical and psychological components were the main cause of the study participants’ worse OHRQoL. Conclusion: The average OHIA score illustrates the minimal influence of oral health on university students’ quality of life. To better understand how dental health affects this age group’s QoL, more studies on groups that are similar to this one are needed.

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2024-05-27

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Abhishek Mehta, Aditi Verma, & Kanishka Arora. (2024). Oral health related quality of life of undergraduate students in an Indian University . RSBO, 21(1), 55–62. https://doi.org/10.21726/rsbo.v21i1.2311

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