Is OHIP-EDENT Similar To GOHAI When Measuring Ohrqol In Partial And Complete Denture Wearers?Mesko ME, Patias R and Pereira-Cenci T*
Graduate Program in Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- >Tatiana Pereira-Cenci
Graduate Program in Dentistry
Federal University of Pelotas
Pelotas, RS, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 20, 2013; Accepted date: October 05, 2013; Published date: October 08, 2013
Citation: Mesko ME, Patias R, Pereira-Cenci T (2013) Is OHIP-EDENT similar to GOHAI when Measuring Ohrqol in Partial and Complete Denture Wearers? Dentistry 3:160. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000160
Copyright: © 2013 Mesko ME, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Currently there is no consensus about which is the shortest but still suitable questionnaire for Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) assessment indenture wearers. The aim of this study was to test OHIP-EDENT and GOHAI in a sample of denture wearers. Type of denture (complete or partial), age and location (upper or lower jaws) were compared. The results showed that OHIP-EDENT was more sensible than GOHAI, except for Kennedy Class I and II partial dentures. Patients with lower complete dentures had higher OHRQoL impairment using OHIP-EDENT. GOHAI showed underestimated OHRQoL values for individuals over 60 years old.