ORAL STEREOGNOSTIC SCORE IN EDENTULOUS PATIENTS

  • Ali Waqar Qureshi BDS, FCPS, Senior Registrar in Department of Prosthodontics, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi
  • Shoaib Rahim BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor, Head of Department of Prosthodontics, Foundation University College of Dentistry, Islamabad
  • Maria Shakoor Abbasi BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Karachi
  • Qayyum Akhtar BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor,28 MDC, Lahore
  • Saba Waqar Qureshi BDS, MPhil, Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Materials, Army Medical College, Abid Majid Road, Rawalpindi
Keywords: Stereognosis, Oral sensation, Edentulous

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-10-10
How to Cite
Qureshi, A., Rahim, S., Abbasi, M. S., Akhtar, Q., & Qureshi, S. W. (2019). ORAL STEREOGNOSTIC SCORE IN EDENTULOUS PATIENTS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 39(3), 309-313. Retrieved from http://www.podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/457
Section
Prosthodontics