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Oral health-related quality of life, sense of coherence and dental anxiety: An epidemiological cross-sectional study of middle-aged women.

Författare och institution:
Ulla Wide Boman (Institutionen för odontologi); Anette Wennström (Institutionen för odontologi); Ulrika Stenman (Institutionen för odontologi); Magnus Hakeberg (Institutionen för odontologi)
Publicerad i:
BMC oral health, 12 s. 14
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
ABSTRACT: Background: Few publications report on the relationship between salutogenesis, as measured by the concept of sense of coherence, and oral health-related quality of life. Even less information is to be found when the behavioural aspect of dental anxiety is added. The aim of the present study was to evaluate how oral health-related quality of life is related to sense of coherence and dental anxiety. Method: The study had a cross-sectional design and included 500 randomly selected women in Gothenburg, Sweden, 38 and 50 years of age, from health examinations in 2004–05. The survey included questionnaires covering global questions concerning socio-economic status, oral health/function and dental care behaviour, and tests of oral health-related quality of life, sense of coherence, and dental anxiety. Results: High dental anxiety and low sense of coherence predicted low oral health-related quality of life. In addition, socioeconomic status as measured by income, perceived oral functional status as captured by chewing ability and self-reported susceptibility to periodontal disease were also important predictors of oral health-related quality of life. Conclusion: Dental anxiety and sense of coherence had an inverse relationship with regard to oral health-related quality of life. These associations were stronger than other risk factors for low oral health-related quality of life.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Dental anxiety, Epidemiology, Oral health-related quality of life, Sense of coherence, Women
Ytterligare information:
© 2012 Wide Boman et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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2012-10-31 11:04
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2013-02-22 12:12

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