Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board: Birch, Diana ML / Blum, Robert W. / Greydanus, MD, Dr. HC (Athens), Donald E. / Hardoff, Daniel / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / de Paul, Joaquin / Rydelius, Per-Anders / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Silber, Tomas J. / Towns, Susan / Urkin, Jacob / Verhofstadt-Deneve, Leni / Zeltzer, Lonnie / Tenenbaum, Ariel


CiteScore 2018: 0.79

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.350
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.476

Online
ISSN
2191-0278
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 29, Issue 2

Issues

Oral health impact, dental caries experience, and associated factors in 12–15-year-old school children in India

Sandeep Kumar
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Amit Kumar
  • Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sarjug Dental College, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Bhumika Badiyani
  • Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sarjug Dental College, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Arunoday Kumar
  • Department of Prosthodontics, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences, Demotand, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Debashish Basak
  • Department of Prosthodontics, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences, Demotand, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, India
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Mohammed B. Ismail
Published Online: 2015-09-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2015-0041

Abstract

Background:

Dental caries affects quality of life and has a negative impact on daily performance.

Objective:

The study was conducted to assess the impact of oral health and its associated factors in schoolchildren in the age group 12–15 years in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Methods:

A cross-sectional survey was conducted in schoolchildren in the age group 12–15 years. Sociodemographic and oral health related behaviors of schoolchildren were collected using a self-administered questionnaire. Child oral impact on daily performance (OIDP) questionnaire was used to assess the oral impacts. Oral examination was performed to check the presence of caries using decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) index.

Results:

A total of 690 schoolchildren participated in the survey. The mean age of the children was 13.58 years. The overall prevalence of dental caries was found to be 47.2%. The prevalence of one or more impact in the study population was 36.5%. The most prevalent impact was difficulty in eating and cleaning of teeth and the least prevalent impact were emotion and studying. Results of logistic regression analysis showed that the type of school that a child goes to, socioeconomic status, material used, dental visit, and dental caries were significantly associated with the Child-OIDP affected score.

Conclusion:

Oral health had a significant effect on the quality of life of schoolchildren. The prevalence of dental caries was found to be high. Effective policies need to be drafted for oral health promotion in this age group.

Keywords: caries; India; quality of life; schoolchildren

References

  • 1.

    Petersen PE, Bourgeois D, Ogawa H, Estupinan-Day S, Ndiaye C. The global burden of oral diseases and risks to oral health. Bull World Health Organ 2005;83:661–9.PubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 2.

    Meghashyam B, Nagesh L, Ankola A. Dental caries status and treatment needs of children of fisher folk communities, residing in the coastal areas of Karnataka region, south India. West Indian Med J 2007;56:96–8.PubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 3.

    Saravanan S, Anuradha KP, Bhaskar DJ. Prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs among school going children of Pondicherry, India. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2003;21:1–12.PubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 4.

    Beighton D, Braisford S, Samaranayake LP, Brown JP, Ping FX, et al. A multicounty comparison of caries associated microflora in demographically diverse children. Community Dent Hlth 2004;21:96–101.Google Scholar

  • 5.

    Krisdapong S, Prasertsom P, Rattanarangsima K, Sheiham A. Sociodemographic differences in oral health-related quality of life related to dental caries in Thai school children. Community Dent Hlth 2013;30:112–18.Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • 6.

    Figueiredo MJ, de Amorim RG, Leal SC, Mulder J, Frencken JE. Prevalence and severity of clinical consequences of untreated dentine carious lesions in children from a deprived area of Brazil. Caries Res 2011;45:435–42.PubMedWeb of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • 7.

    Leal SC, Bronkhorst EM, Fan M, Frencken JE. Untreated cavitated dentine lesions: impact on children’s quality of life. Caries Res 2012;46:102–6.CrossrefWeb of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 8.

    Ingle NA, Dubey HV, Kaur N, Gupta R. Prevalence of dental caries among school children of Bharatpur city, India. J Int Soc Prev Community Dent 2014;4:52–5.PubMedCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • 9.

    Pentapati KC, Acharya S, Bhat M, Rao SK, Singh S. Oral health impact, dental caries, and oral health behaviors among the National Cadets Corps in South India. J Invest Clin Dent 2013;4:39–43.CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • 10.

    Adulyanon S, Vourapukjaru J, SheihamA. Oral impacts affecting daily performance in a low dental disease Thai population. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1996;24:385–9.CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • 11.

    Gherunpong S, Tsakos G, Sheiham A. Developing and evaluating an oral health-related quality of life index for children; the CHILD-OIDP. Community Dent Hlth 2004;21:161–9.Google Scholar

  • 12.

    Bernabe E, Sheiham A, Tsakos G. A comprehensive evaluation of the validity of Child-OIDP: further evidence from Peru. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2008;36:317–25.CrossrefWeb of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 13.

    Yusuf H, Gherunpong S, Sheiham A, Tsakos G. Validation of an English version of the Child-OIDP index, an oral health-related quality of life measure for children. Health QualLifeOutcomes 2006;4:38.Google Scholar

  • 14.

    Tubert-Jeannin S, Pegon-Machat E, Gremeau-Richard C, Lecuyer MM, Tsakos G. Validation of a French version of the Child-OIDP index. Eur J Oral Sci 2005;113:355–62.CrossrefPubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 15.

    Mtaya M, Astrom AN, Tsakos G. Applicability of an abbreviated version of the Child-OIDP inventory among primary schoolchildren in Tanzania. HealthQual Life Outcomes 2007;13:40.Google Scholar

  • 16.

    Usha GV, Thippeswamy HM, Nagesh L. Comparative assessment of validity and reliability of the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) frequency scale: a cross-sectional survey among adolescents in Davanagere city, Karnataka, India. Int J Dent Hyg 2013;11:28–34.CrossrefWeb of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 17.

    Kumar NC, Shekhar P, Kumar P, Kundu AS. Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale – updating for 2007. Indian J Pediatr 2007;74:1131–2.PubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 18.

    Shailee F, Sogi GM, Sharma KR, Nidhi P. Dental caries prevalence and treatment needs among 12 and 15 year old schoolchildren in Shimla city, Himachal Pradesh, India. Indian J Dent Res 2012;23:579–84.PubMedCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • 19.

    de Oliveira CM, Sheiham A. Orthodontic treatment and its impact on oral health related quality of life in Brazilian adolescents. J Orthod 2004;31:20–7.PubMedCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • 20.

    Tickle M, Williams M, Jenner T, Blinkhorn A. The effects of socioeconomic status and dental attendance on dental caries’ experience, and treatment patterns in 5-year-old children. Br Dent J 1999;186:135–7.PubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 21.

    Reisine ST, Psoter W. Socioeconomic status and selected behavioral determinants as risk factors for dental caries. J Dent Educ 2001;65:1009–16.PubMedGoogle Scholar

  • 22.

    Astrøm AN, Okullo I. Validity and reliability of the oral impacts on daily performance (OIDP) frequency scale: a cross-sectional study of adolescents in Uganda. BMC Oral Health 2003;3:5.CrossrefPubMedGoogle Scholar

About the article

Corresponding author: Sandeep Kumar, Flat no 304, Sanskar block, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical sciences, Indore 453555, Madhya Pradesh, India, Phone: +8827424626, E-mail: drsandeep40@yahoo.com; and Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India


Received: 2015-05-08

Accepted: 2015-07-02

Published Online: 2015-09-11

Published in Print: 2017-04-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Volume 29, Issue 2, 20150041, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2015-0041.

Export Citation

©2015 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[1]
Rejane Cristina Leite da Fonseca, Jose Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, Andreia Morales Cascaes, and Rafael Aiello Bomfim
Clinical Oral Investigations, 2019
[2]
Lisa Friedlander, Ariane Berdal, Priscilla Boizeau, Brigitte Alliot Licht, Marie-Cécile Manière, Arnaud Picard, Olivier Azzis, Marie-Paule Vazquez, Corinne Alberti, and Muriel De La Dure Molla
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 2019, Volume 14, Number 1
[4]
Laila Lazrak, Farid Bourzgui, Zineb Serhier, Samir Diouny, and MohamedBennani Othmani
Journal of International Oral Health, 2017, Volume 9, Number 5, Page 236

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in