Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

Users Online : 31766

Original article / research
Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : ZC05 - ZC08

Impact of Dental Disorders and its Influence on Self Esteem Levels among Adolescents

Puneet Kaur, Simarpreet Singh, Anmol Mathur, Diljot Kaur Makkar, Vikram Pal Aggarwal, Manu Batra, Anshika Sharma, Nikita Goyal

1. Postgraduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. 2. Professor and HOD, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. 3. Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. 4. Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. 5. Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. 6. Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. 7. Postgraduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Puneet Kaur,
Postgradute Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute,
Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India.
E-mail: puneet_55555@yahoo.com

Abstract

Introduction: Self esteem is more of a psychological concept therefore, even the common dental disorders like dental trauma, tooth loss and untreated carious lesions may affect the self esteem thus influencing the quality of life.

Aim: Thus, this study aims to assess the impact of dental disorders among the adolescents on their self esteem level.

Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted among 10 to 17 years adolescents. In order to obtain a representative sample, multistage sampling technique was used and sample was selected based on Probability Proportional to Enrolment size (PPE). Oral health assessment was carried out using WHO type III examination and self esteem was estimated using the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale score (RSES). The descriptive and inferential analysis of the data was done by using IBM SPSS software. Logistic and linear regression analysis was executed to test the individual association of different independent clinical variables with self esteem.

Results: Total sample of 1140 adolescents with mean age of 14.95 ±2.08 and RSES of 27.09 ±3.12 were considered. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis was applied and best predictors in relation to RSES in the descending order were Dental Health Component (DHC), Aesthetic Component (AC), dental decay {(aesthetic zone), (masticatory zone)}, tooth loss {(aesthetic zone), (masticatory zone)} and anterior fracture of tooth.

Conclusion: It was found that various dental disorders like malocclusion, anterior traumatic tooth, tooth loss and untreated decay causes a profound impact on aesthetics and psychosocial behaviour of adolescents, thus affecting their self esteem.

Keywords

Dental caries, Malocclusion, Tooth loss

How to cite this article :

Puneet Kaur, Simarpreet Singh, Anmol Mathur, Diljot Kaur Makkar, Vikram Pal Aggarwal, Manu Batra, et al.. IMPACT OF DENTAL DISORDERS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON SELF ESTEEM LEVELS AMONG ADOLESCENTS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Jun 28 ]; 11:ZC05-ZC08. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=April&volume=11&issue=4&page=ZC05-ZC08&id=9515

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/23362.9515


Date of Submission: Aug 06, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Oct 03, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 20, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

JCDR is now Monthly and more widely Indexed .
  • PubMed Central® (PMC)New
  • Academic Search Complete Database
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCOhostNew
  • Embase & EMbiology
  • Google Scholar
  • HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme
  • Indian Science Abstracts (ISA)
  • Journal seek Database
  • Open J-Gate
  • Popline (reproductive health literature)
  • SCOPUS
  • www.omnimedicalsearch.com