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Palo Katri, Tolvanen Mimmi, Karlsson Hasse, Karlsson Linnea & Lahti Satu (2021) Is the oral health-related quality of life associated with quality of life among pregnant Finnish families: a cross-sectional study, Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 79:7, 523-527, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00016357.2021.1906441

Is the oral health-related quality of life associated with quality of life among pregnant Finnish families : a cross-sectional study

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Author: Palo, Katri1,2; Tolvanen, Mimmi1,3; Karlsson, Hasse4,5,6;
Organizations: 1Department of Community Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
2Dental Care, Primary Health Care, Social and Health Services, City of Vaasa, Finland
3Center for Life Course Health Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Department of Clinical Medicine, FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study, Turku Brain and Mind Center, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
5Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
6Centre for Population Health Research, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
7Department of Clinical Medicine, Finn Brain Birth Cohort Study, Turku Brain and Mind Center, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
8Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021111054593
Language: English
Published: Informa, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-11-10
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Abstract

Objective: The objectives of this study was to find out if oral health-related quality of life and its dimensions (OHRQoL) are associated with overall quality of life (QoL) among mothers and fathers during pregnancy and whether these two constructs were associated within the family sharing the same living environment.

Material and methods: The data (mothers n = 2580, fathers n = 1467) for this cross-sectional data study were collected from the FinnBrain Birth Cohort study during 2011–2015. OHRQoL was measured using a 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) questionnaire and QoL by using the WHOQoL-Bref questionnaire. Spearman correlation coefficients were used to assess the statistical significance of the associations.

Results: OHRQoL was weakly associated at the individual level with the overall QoL (mothers r = 0.21, fathers r = 0.22, p < 0.001), but the correlations within families were low for QoL and OHRQoL.

Conclusions: Our findings suggest that overall QoL is a different construct than OHRQoL though slightly overlapping.

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Series: Acta odontologica Scandinavica
ISSN: 0001-6357
ISSN-E: 1502-3850
ISSN-L: 0001-6357
Volume: 79
Issue: 7
Pages: 523 - 527
DOI: 10.1080/00016357.2021.1906441
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1080/00016357.2021.1906441
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 313 Dentistry
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Funding: This study is part of the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study.
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