Malocclusion impacts adolescents' oral health-related quality of life.

Malocclusion impacts adolescents' oral health-related quality of life. Angle Orthod. 2012 Dec 4; Authors: Scapini A, Feldens CA, Ardenghi TM, Kramer PF Abstract Abstract Objective: To test the hypothesis that malocclusion does not have an independent and negative effect on quality of life of adolescents. Materials and Methods: The cross-sectional design study comprised a sample of 519 children, aged 11 to 14 years, attending public schools in Osorio, a city in southern Brazil. One calibrated examiner carried out clinical examinations and recorded dental caries (decayed/missing/filled teeth), malocclusion (Dental Aesthetic Index), and dental trauma. Participants completed the Brazilian version of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ(11-14)), Impact Short Form, and their parents or guardians answered questions about socioeconomic status. Simple and multivariate linear regressions were performed to assess covariates for the overall CPQ(11-14) scores. Results: Greater impacts on oral health-related quality of life were observed for girls (P  =  .007), children with a lower household income (P  =  .016), those living in nonnuclear families (P
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