ORAL STEREOGNOSTIC SCORE IN EDENTULOUS PATIENTS
The aim of this study was to evaluate the mean oral stereognostic score of completely edentulous patients. Study design was Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study. The study was conducted in Prosthodontic Department, Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpindi from May 2017 to October 2017 over a period of 06 months.
A total of 30 patients between age of 45-75 years were selected. Oral stereognostic ability (OSA) scores were recorded using OSA intra oral tools and noted down on the performa. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. Total of n=30 patients were selected out of which 56.7% (n=17) were males and 43.3% (n=13) were females. The mean + SD age of patients were 61.93 + 7.329 years. Out of these 30 patients 56.7% (n=17) were diabetic whereas 43.3% (n=13) were non-diabetic. The Mean + SD of period of Edentulism of patients was 5 + 1.965 years.
Within the limitations of this study, it is concluded that the oral stereognostic scores of patients were high resulting in a poor stereognostic ability.