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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 3 ( May-June, 2011 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Relationship between Impacts of Complete Denture Treatment on Daily Living, Satisfaction and Personality Profiles

Raed O Abu Hantash, Mahmoud K AL-Omiri, Mohammad Abu Yunis, Edward Lynch

Citation Information : Hantash RO, AL-Omiri MK, Yunis MA, Lynch E. Relationship between Impacts of Complete Denture Treatment on Daily Living, Satisfaction and Personality Profiles. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (3):200-207.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1035

Published Online: 01-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives

To investigate the association between satisfaction with conventional complete denture prostheses (CDs), impacts of CDs on daily living and personality profiles.

Materials and methods

Fifty-six patients (28 males and 28 females; mean age 53.79 ± 7.762 years) with fitted upper and lower removable CDs were recruited for this study. Clinical success of CDs was assessed according to specific clinical criteria. The dental impact on daily living questionnaire (DIDL) was used to measure satisfaction with CDs and their impacts on daily living. NEO five factor inventory (NEO - FFI) was used to measure patients’ personality profiles. Pearson correlation test and regression models were used to analyze the collected data.

Results

Females were more satisfied with appearance and less satisfied with eating and scored higher on neuroticism, and lower on extraversion and openness personality domains (p < 0.05). Older patients were more satisfied with appearance and less satisfied with oral comfort and general performance (p < 0.05). Neuroticism, extraversion, openness and agreeableness personality profiles could predict and had significant relationship with CDs impacts on daily living and satisfaction with CDs.

Conclusion

Psychological profiles (e.g. neuroticism, extraversion, openness and agreeableness) might play a role and explain CDs impacts on daily living and patients’ satisfaction with their oral status and CD treatment, therefore, might be used to predict satisfactory outcomes of CD treatment. In this regard, technical aspects of CDs are less essential when the prosthesis is clinically successful.

Clinical significance

Psychological factors may play a role and also provide valuable information for the prediction of satisfactory outcomes of complete denture treatment.

How to cite this article

Hantash ROA, AL-Omiri MK, Yunis MA, Dar-Odeh N, Lynch E. Relationship between Impacts of Complete Denture Treatment on Daily Living, Satisfaction and Personality Profiles. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(3):200-207.


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