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Impact of oral conditions on the quality of life of incarcerated women in Brazil

Gustavo H Soares, Iranilda Mendonça, Edgard Michel-Crosato, Samuel J Moysés, Simone T Moysés, Renata I Werneck
Health Care for Women International 2019 March 22, : 1-12
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Imprisoned women represent a growing population worldwide with important health needs. In this study, we aimed to analyze the impact of oral health conditions on the quality of life of female inmates in a maximum security correctional facility. Participants were examined and answered the OHIP-14 questionnaire. A total of 305 inmates were included in the study. Prevalence of untreated caries was 84%. Worse quality of life was associated with dental caries, dental pain, deep periodontal pocket, prosthetic use, and age. Sociodental indicators should be incorporated into healthcare and health policies in order to promote wellbeing among this vulnerable population.

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