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Longitudinal associations between oral health impacts and quality of life among a national cohort of Thai adults

Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Somkotra, Tewarit; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian


BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence on the association between oral health and general health in middle-income countries. This study analysed data from 60,569 adult students enrolled at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University and residing throughout Thailand who reported oral health impacts at the 2005 baseline and 2009 health status based on Short Form (SF-8) survey. FINDINGS In 2005, 16.4% had difficulty chewing and/or swallowing, 13.4% reported difficulty speaking and/or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-172


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