alexa Abstract | Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Expectations among Completely Edentulous Patients Regarding Conventional Complete Dentures
ISSN: 2167-7182

Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of socioeconomic status on patient expectation from the treatment through a questionnaire based survey. Material and Method: The Present study was conducted in region of Delhi. 1500 completely edentulous patients with age group of 63-74 yrs who report to Dental OPD first time are taken for the study from the period of January 2015 to January 2016. The sample questionnaire was designed to test the hypothesis. Results were statistically evaluated. Results: Out of 1500 patients, percentage of upper, upper middle, lower middle and upper lower and lower class who had higher expectations from treatment were greatest. Percentage of patients with no expectation from treatment was highest in upper lower and lower classes. Conclusion: Socioeconomic status of the patients had definite influence on expectation. Communication and patient education is essential for all socio-economic classes of patients and it becomes even more important for lower middle and lower classes of patients

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Author(s): Yashpal Singh*, Monika Saini and Suraj Suvarna


Clinical Geriatrics,Critical Gerontology,Geriatric

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