Effect of self awareness of halitosis on the quality of life related to oral health in patients with chronic renal failure

만성신부전증 환자의 자가 구취인식이 구강건강관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향

  • Cho, Eun-Suk (Dept. of Public Health, Graduate School of Wonkwang University)
  • 조은숙 (원광대학교 대학원 보건학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.05
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28


This study has been conducted to investigate the effect of self awareness of halitosis on the quality of life related to oral health in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis and use basic data related to oral health of patients with chronic renal failure which is very rare in Korea. In terms of oral symptoms based on awareness of halitosis, there were significant differences in symptoms of teeth pain in the past one month, bleeding gums, symptoms of tongue or cheek pain, dry mouth, In terms of status of oral functions, there were significant differences in discomfort upon chewing foods, difficulty of pronunciation and presence of lost teeth. As the results of analysis of effect of self awareness of halitosis on the quality of life related to oral health in patients with chronic renal failure, it was shown that there were significant effects in psychological discomfort(B=-2.028, p<.01), poor social skills(B=2.596, p<.01) and social disadvantage(B=-2.173, p<.01). Thus, because self awareness of halitosis gives psychologically and socially negative effects, it could be an important factor to patients with renal failure whose number is rapidly increasing.


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