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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorYiengprugsawan, Vasoontara
dc.contributor.authorSomkotra, Tewarit
dc.contributor.authorSeubsman, Sam-ang
dc.contributor.authorSleigh, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:31:08Z
dc.identifier.issn1477-7525
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/75156
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: 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 discomfort with social interaction, and 10.8% of the cohort reported having pain associated with teeth or dentures. Cohort members reporting one or more oral health impacts in 2005 had lower SF-8 mean scores in 2009. In particular, monotonic dose–response gradients in 2005–2009 associations based on multivariate linear regression were found between an increase in number of oral impacts (0, 1, 2, 3) and a decline in SF-8 Physical Component Summary scores (adjusted means of 50.5, 49.2, 48.6, 47.9) as well as SF-8 Mental Component Summary scores (adjusted means of 43.2, 40.9, 40.3, 38.6) in younger cohort members. Similar dose response gradients were found in older cohort members. CONCLUSIONS: We found strong association between oral health impacts and adverse health and quality of life among Thai adults. This finding confirms that oral health is one of the key determinants of population health.
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.rightsCopyright Information: © 2013 Yiengprugsawan et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestrict
dc.sourceHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes
dc.subjectKeywords: adult; article; association; cohort analysis; dental health; denture; dysphagia; female; follow up; health; health behavior; health hazard; health impact assessment; human; longitudinal study; major clinical study; male; mastication; mental component summ Cohort study; Longitudinal analysis; Oral health; Quality of life; Thailand
dc.titleLongitudinal associations between oral health impacts and quality of life among a national cohort of Thai adults
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume11
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor111700 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB4493
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationYiengprugsawan, Vasoontara, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSomkotra, Tewarit, Chulalongkorn University
local.contributor.affiliationSeubsman, Sam-ang, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSleigh, Adrian, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.identifier.doi10.1186/1477-7525-11-172
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:25:50Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84885504073
local.identifier.thomsonID000326569600002
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