Influence of Education, Demographic Variables and Duration of Denture Use on Patients’ Satisfaction with Complete Dentures

Mahvish Jabeen1                                         BDS, FCPS
Muhammad Waseem Ullah Khan2             BDS, FCPS
Momina Akram3                                           BDS, FCPS


OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the influence of education, demographic variables and duration of
denture use on satisfaction level among complete denture wearer.
METHODOLOGY: A sample of 230 patients, fulfilling the inclusion criteria, were participated in this study. The level of
education, demographic details, duration of denture use and patients' satisfaction with complete denture therapy in term of
comfort, esthetics, phonetics, chewing, retention and ease of cleaning were recorded by using a questionnaire. Statistical analysis
was performed by Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 20.0. Post-stratification Chi-square test was applied by
taking p-value <0.05 as significant.
RESULTS: The mean age of the respondents was 60.37±9.055 years, 165(71.74%) were females. Out of 230 respondents,
literacy level of 78(33.91%) was matric & above. The average duration of use of denture was 7.09+3.295 months. On the basis
of overall satisfaction scores 151(65.5%) patients were satisfied with the denture. There was statistically significant difference
in age and patients' satisfaction level with dentures (p< 0.05).
CONCLUSION: This study concluded that approximately 65% of the patients are satisfied with complete denture therapy.
The demographic variables (except age) and duration of use of denture have no influence on patients' satisfaction level with
KEYWORDS: Edentulism, Complete Denture, Satisfaction.
HOW TO CITE: Jabeen M, Khan MWU, Akram M. Influence of education, demographic variables and duration of denture
use on patients’ satisfaction with complete dentures. J Pak Dent Assoc 2022;31(3):136-140.
Received: 19 August 2021, Accepted: 23 May 2022

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