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Title: Psychological aspects of orthognathic surgery and its effect on quality of life in Egyptian patients
Authors: Sadek, H.
Salem, G.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: A study was made of 120 patients aged 11-33 years who underwent various types of orthognathic surgery in a Cairo hospital between 1998 and 2004. Patients answered a standardized questionnaire to identify motives for seeking surgery, the degree of satisfaction with the outcome and its effect on quality of life. Preoperatively, aesthetic reasons were the primary motive for seeking surgery in 95% of patients. Postoperatively, 85% of the patients were positive about the outcome of surgery as well as its effect on their quality of life. Postoperative improvement of facial aesthetics of the patients was associated with improvement of their quality of life in all aspects tested
Description: 150-159
Keywords: Oral Surgical Procedures
Malocclusion
Attitude to Health
Quality of Life
Treatment Outcome
Prospective Studies
Subject: Oral Surgical Procedures
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117236
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1301/13_1_2007_150_159.pdf
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