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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: Impact of oral health conditions on the quality of life of workers
Author: Guerra, Maria Júlia Campos
Greco, Rosangela Maria
Leite, Isabel Cristina Gonçalves
Ferreira, Efigênia Ferreira e
Paula, Marcos Vinícius Queiroz de
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Abstract: Occupational health has been the scope of numerous studies, primarily due to the concern that the worker should enjoy good working conditions and a satisfactory quality of life. This study seeks to analyze the impact of oral health on the quality of life of workers at a public university using the simplified version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) and associated factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 326 workers who responded the questions of OHIP-14 about self-rated health, oral morbidity, and socioeconomic and demographic questions. Multiple linear regression analysis was performed to verify the association between the independent variables and OHIP-14. About 40% of the impact of oral health on quality of life can be explained by the variables: education level (p = 0,03), age (p = 0,03), reason for visiting a dentist (p = 0,01), oral health perception (p < 0,01) and satisfaction with teeth and mouth (p < 0,01). The use of OHIP-14 can be useful for planning programs and actions focused on health education for occupational health, prioritizing workers with greater psychosocial impacts caused by oral problems.
Keywords: Occupational health
Oral health
Sickness impact profile
Quality of life
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Language: eng
Country: Brasil
Publisher: -
Institution Initials: -
Access Type: Acesso Aberto
Issue Date: Jan-2014
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