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Kamali Sabeti A, Zarei S, Amini P, Jahangard L. Poor Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Avicenna J Neuro Psycho Physiology. 2017; 4 (4) :131-136
URL: http://ajnpp.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-105-en.html
1- Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
2- Dentistry Student, School of Dentistry, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
3- Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
4- Behavioral Disorders and Drug Abuse Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. , jahangard_li_ps@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1107 Views)

Background: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is among the most prevalent chronic disorders in children. 
Objectives: ADHD is associated with impaired functioning in the social, educational and non-educational areas. This study evaluated the Quality of Life (QoL) related to oral health in ADHD children.
Materials and Methods: In this case-control study, 70 children aged 8-10 years with ADHD disorder were comparatively reviewed with 70 healthy counterparts. The QoL associated with oral health was studied using the Child Perception Questionnaire. The number of decayed (D), missing (M), or filled (F) teeth (T), or Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT) index were determined in both groups by a dentist (deciduous [dmft] and permanent [DMFT]). The obtained results were analyzed by SPSS.
Results: The mean “dmft” and “DMFT” scores in ADHD children were greater than those of the controls (P<0.05). The QoL Mean±SD score in ADHD children was greater (worse) than that of the control group (49.7±6.1 vs. 11.50±0.88) (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Children with ADHD are more vulnerable to dental defects and have lower oral health-related QoL; therefore, it is necessary to conduct further interventions in this regard, in addition to the conventional treatment interventions.

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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Child / Geriatric Psychiatry
Received: 2017/04/10 | Accepted: 2017/09/23 | Published: 2017/11/1

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