Third molar treatment outcome : a comparison of patients' preferences in Sweden and Wales

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Third molar treatment outcome : a comparison of patients' preferences in Sweden and Wales

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dc.contributor.author Liedholm, Rolf en_US
dc.contributor.author Lysell, Leif en_US
dc.contributor.author Rohlin, Madeleine en_US
dc.contributor.author Knutsson, Kerstin en_US
dc.contributor.author Brickley, Mark en_US
dc.contributor.author Shepherd, Jonathan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-25T17:21:00Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-25T17:21:00Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 0007-0610
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/3076
dc.description.abstract Aim: To elucidate and compare patients’ outcome preferences with regard to removal and retention of mandibular third molars in Sweden and Wales. Subjects and Method: The subjects comprised patients referred for and scheduled for removal of one or both mandibular third molars in both Sweden and Wales. To study patients’ preferences for outcomes of removal and retention of the mandibular third molar, the Multi-attribute utility (MAU) methodology was applied to these patients. Results: Relative weighting of domains was similar in the two countries. “Home and social life” received the highest relative weighting in Sweden and “General health and well-being” in Wales. “Your appearance” received the lowest relative weighting in Sweden and Wales. In both Sweden and Wales operative jaw fracture was considered to be the outcome with most impact and dentigerous cyst and imbricated incisors the least impact. Outcome ranking was similar in the two countries and operative outcomes were considered by patients to be more detrimental to health than retention outcomes. Conclusions: This European comparison showed that patients’ preferences in Sweden and Wales were similar and that the outcomes of surgery were considered worse after third molar removal than retention. Patient-orientated treatment decisions are less subject to variation than clinician-orientated decisions. en
dc.format.extent 5
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Third molar treatment outcome : a comparison of patients' preferences in Sweden and Wales en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/sj.bdj.4812653
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
dc.relation.ispartofpublication British dental journal;5 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 199 en
dc.format.ePage 291
dc.format.sPage 287
mahlocal.rights.oaType bronze
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