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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 360-364

Determine relationship between xerostomia and quality of life of HIV person’s living in prison

1 Department of Dental Public Health, YARSI University, Jakarta, Indonesia
2 Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Makassar, Indonesia

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DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_229_21

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Aims: The objective of this study was to determine relationship between xerostomia and quality of life of HIV person’s living in prison. Materials and Methods: an observational study using cross sectional design was done among 68 HIV AIDS person in prison in Jakarta, but only 54 could be analyzed because of incomplete data. We used the xerostomia inventory questionnaire to assess xerostomia, and for salivary flow rate was measured by the spitting method without stimulation. Quality of life was assessed using questionnaire of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14). Results: Quality of life of HIV AIDS patient, only 55.6% was good. There was a significant relationship between xerostomia and quality of life with Prevalence Ratio 3.16. From 11 questions regarding xerostomia there were 4 questions that were significantly related to quality of life (P < 0.05), namely dry mouth when eating, need water when swallowing food, dry eyes, dry nose. In conclusion many HIV AIDS patient experienced xerostomia which affects their quality of life. Conclusion: Xerostomia was a risk factor of having low quality of life, it showed on Prevalence ratio in most of items of OHIP.

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