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Research Article, Dent Health Curr Res Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Students Living in Rural Areas

Fatima del Carmen Aguilar Díaz*, María de Jesús Rangel Ramírez, Aline Cristina Cintra Viveiro and Javier de la Fuente Hernández
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ENES Unidad León, León, Guanajuato, México
Corresponding author : Fatima del Carmen Aguilar Díaz
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ENES Unidad León, León, Guanajuato, Boulevard UNAM, Col. Predio el Saucillo y el Potrero, 2011, 36969 Gto., México
Tel: 4771940800, ext. 43444
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: February 16, 2016 Accepted: March 16, 2016 Published: March 22, 2016
Citation: Aguilar-Díaz FC, Rangel-Ramirez MJ, Cintra-Viveiro CA, de la Fuente-Hernández J (2016) Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Students Living in Rural Areas. Dent Health Curr Res 2016, 2:1 doi:10.4172/2470-0886.1000110

Abstract

Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Students Living in Rural Areas

Objective: To assess the impact of oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) in adolescent students living in rural areas in Guanajuato, Mexico Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted including adolescent students aged 15-20 years. Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire (OHIP-14) was applied and clinical examination performed to evaluate caries experience thorough DMFT index and Thylstrup Fejerskov Index (TFI) was used to assess the presence and severity of dental fluorosis. Clinical variables were dichotomized and to identify association between OHIP-14 scores these variables.

Keywords: Oral health related quality life; Caries; Dental fluorosis; Adolescents

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