J Dent Hyg Sci.  2016 Oct;16(5):378-383. 10.17135/jdhs.2016.16.5.378.

Correlation between Oral Health Condition and Life Quality Related to General Health Using EuroQol-5 Dimension

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Social and Humanity in Dentistry, Dental College, Wonkwang University School of Dentistry, Iksan 54538, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Kyungbok University, Pocheon 11138, Korea.
  • 3Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Science, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea. hsun0405@naver.com

Abstract

With change in the pattern of disease occurrence and increase in the interest in health, efforts to assess the health status on patients covering their subjective awareness at the same time as clinical and objective evaluation on health are continued. To measure health-related quality of life can be one of these efforts. This study was performed to evaluate the relevance of the quality of overall health-related-life and oral health condition. Also the second year (2014) materials in the 6th the National Health and Nutrition Survey were applied to this study. The factors affecting general health related quality of life measured by EuroQol-5 dimension (EQ-5D) have been confirmed by gender, age, education level, income level, private health insurance, perceived health status, toothache experience during the last 1 year, remaining tooth number. As oral health plays an important role in determining the overall health conditions, objective oral health state influences the whole body health. Hence, it can be regarded that oral health is ultimately related to the general health-related quality of life.

Keyword

EuroQol-5 dimension; Health related quality of life; Oral health
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