Impacts of Toothache on Daily Activities of Children Aged 5 to 9 Years in Kerman, Iran

Kalantary, Mahsa and Hashemipour, Maryam Alsadat and Ahmadbeighi, Mahbobeh and Shafie Bafti, Leila and Gandjalikhan Nassab, Amir Reza (2020) Impacts of Toothache on Daily Activities of Children Aged 5 to 9 Years in Kerman, Iran. Pesquisa Brasileira Em Odontopediatria E Clinica Integrada, 20. ISSN 1519-0501

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the impacts of toothache on the daily activities of children aged 5 to 9 years. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study was conducted among 465 children (220 boys and 245 girls) aged between 5-9 years, using the Child Dental Pain Questionnaire (Child-DPQ), in the city of Kerman. They were categorized into two groups based on the clinical status: (1) untreated dental caries and (2) no dental caries or treated dental caries. For data analysis, the Chi-square, Mann-Whitney test, multiple logistic regressions, Spearman’s correlation coefficient and t-test were used. Results: Regarding the severity of pain, about 28.3% reported mild pain, 30.1% moderate pain, and 21.9% very severe pain. The prevalence of reported dental pain increased by increasing the number of reported dental visits and more strongly among those having dmft>1. Toothache in children caused to stop eating (73.3%) and to sleep (63.8.1%) and provoked a dental visit in more than 40%. Conclusion: The toothache stopped many children eating and sleeping and provoked a dental visit in more than 40%. Among the children under study, 55.9% had to miss school. Keywords: Child; Dental Caries; Toothache; Surveys and Questionnaires.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2020 04:45
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 04:45
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8170

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