Liverpool Oral Rehabilitation Questionnaire, Post-COVID-19 mucormycosis, Prosthetic rehabilitation, Quality of life
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Kapadia A, Wankhade S, Khalikar A, Deogade S, Dutta V, Doibale P. Impact of Oral Rehabilitation on Patients with Post-COVID-19 Mucormycosis Using Liverpool Oral Rehabilitation Questionnaire in Central India: Qualitative Study. World J Dent 2022; 13 (5):460-464.
Aim: This study aimed at qualitatively assessing post-COVID-19 mucormycosis prosthetically rehabilitated patients using Liverpool Oral Rehabilitation Questionnaire (LORQ) in Central India.
Materials and methods: Forty-eight subjects were included in the study who were prosthetically treated post-COVID-19 mucormycosis and who were willing to participate in the study. The LORQ with certain modifications was given to the targeted population 1 week after the delivery of the prosthesis. Wilcoxon paired test was used to analyze the results and p-value ≤0.05 will be considered to be significant.
Results: For all the individual questions, LORQ showed a significant decrease following the treatment (p < 0.05) except for Q3 (did you have mouth dryness?) where there was no significant difference between pre and postscores.
Conclusion: On comparing the databases, it could be concluded that prosthetic rehabilitation of post-COVID-19 mucormycosis patients significantly improved the quality of life (QOL).
Clinical significance: Since there is a lack of data regarding the impact of prosthodontic intervention on the life of people suffering from post-COVID-19 mucormycosis, this study was planned out. The result of this article will help clinicians to plan out future treatment strategies and modalities and have a better communication with the patient regarding the prosthetic outcome beforehand and endeavor the need of the patient.
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