Name: Adriana Drummond de Aguiar
Type: MSc dissertation
Publication date: 19/03/2020

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Maria Helena Monteiro de Barros Miotto Advisor *

Examining board:

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Thiago Nascimento do Prado Internal Examiner *
Maria Helena Monteiro de Barros Miotto Advisor *
Ludmilla Awad Barcellos External Examiner *
Elizabete Regina Araújo de Oliveira Internal Alternate *
Danielle Resende Camisasca Barroso External Alternate *

Summary: Introduction: In Brazil, there has been an accelerated population growth, and this has
been increasing the concern with maintaining the quality of life of the elderly, thus
becoming a challenge for public health. Objectives: To identify an association
between dental variables and sociodemographic variables of the elderly at the Third
Age Centers in the city of Vitória-ES. It also seeks to check the association between
the impacts caused by oral conditions and independent variables on the quality of life
of these elderly people. Methods: Analytical study with a cross-sectional design in a
sample of 402 participants, chosen at random, with collection of non-clinical data
through interviews with structured questionnaires. To check the impact of oral
conditions one of the rotators used to collect data was the Oral Health Impact Profile
in the reduced version, the OHIP-14. Univariate analyzes were conducted using the
Chi-square and Fischer’s Exact tests. The Mantel-Haenzsel test was used to assess
the effects of the combined measures and the Odds-Ratio to assess the strength of
the association of oral quality of life conditions at the level of p<0.05, with a 95%
confidence interval. Results: As variables that showed an association with tooth loss
were: female gender (p= 0.024), age over 70 years (p= 0.000), up to 10 years of
schooling (p=0.000) and belonging to classes C/DE (p=0.000). The prevalence of the
overall impact observed was 32.6%. Conclusions: It was possible to identify the
association between dental and the following sociodemographic variables: sex, age,
education and socioeconomic status. The greatest prediction of impact caused by
oral problems in quality of life was found in: women, who have up to 10 years of
study, who need removable partial dentures and who do not accept the loss of teeth.

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