Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33--40

Oral health-related quality of life of adult Orang Asli in Jelebu, Malaysia: A cross-sectional study


Wan Mohamad Nasir Othman1, Muslimah Ithnin2, Wan Nur Alwani Wan Abdul Aziz1, Wan Nor Syariza Wan Ali3, Haslinda Ramli1 
1 Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Haslinda Ramli
Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Level 15, Menara MPAJ, Persiaran MPAJ, Jalan Pandan Utama, Pandan Indah 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia

Aims: This study aimed at exploring the self-perception of Orang Asli (OA) from the Temuan tribe in Jelebu by using the Global Self-rated Oral Health (GSROH) and General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI). Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional study involving a two-stage sampling to select the district and villages. A total of 325 participants were selected based on convenience sampling. Results: Almost half of the participants rated their oral health as poor or average. The mean GOHAI score was 52.96 (±7.749), ranging from 29 to 60. The GOHAI score was statistically significantly lower for female gender (P = 0.025), lower education level (P = 0.001), and elderly (P = 0.001). The GSROH score was also statistically significant with GOHAI score (P = 0.001). Conclusions: A limited number of studies were conducted in this area, particularly in the vulnerable population of OA. Our study found that half of the OA living in the fringe had a poor GOHAI score. It is, therefore, suggested that potential study and intervention programs concentrate on the low GOHAI score group; the male, lower educational context, and the elderly.


How to cite this article:
Othman WM, Ithnin M, Wan Abdul Aziz WN, Wan Ali WN, Ramli H. Oral health-related quality of life of adult Orang Asli in Jelebu, Malaysia: A cross-sectional study.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2021;11:33-40


How to cite this URL:
Othman WM, Ithnin M, Wan Abdul Aziz WN, Wan Ali WN, Ramli H. Oral health-related quality of life of adult Orang Asli in Jelebu, Malaysia: A cross-sectional study. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 16 ];11:33-40
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