Psychoemotional assessment changes in patients treated with orthognathic surgery: pre- and postsurgery report.

Alessandra Rispoli, Alessandro Acocella, Ilaria Pavone, Andrea Tedesco, Elisabetta Giacomelli, Lisa Ortiz, Anthony A. Scott

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Abstract

AIM: To evaluate a sample of patients treated with orthognathic surgery, establishing the emotional and self-perception differences between the pre- and postsurgical assessment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Several questionnaires (Body Dysmorphic Disorder Examination, State Trait Anxiety Inventory, Self-Rating Depression Scale, Oral Health Status Questionnaire, Post-Surgical Satisfaction Questionnaire) were administered to the sample of 30 patients; these were used to study the data related to body image, level of anxiety, eventual depressive status, quality of life, and postsurgical satisfaction. RESULTS: The longitudinal study results outline the impact of orthognathic surgery on the psychological and emotional well-being of the patient and the need for the specialist to understand the emotional status and expectations of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalWorld journal of orthodontics
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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