Relations between oral health and work ability among administrative workers

Authors

  • Rafael Aiello Bomfim Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS
  • Edgard Crosato Universidade de São Paulo – USP
  • Luiz Eugênio Nigro Mazzilli Universidade de São Paulo – USP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v14i1.8640844

Keywords:

Occupational dentistry, Oral health, Work capacity evaluation

Abstract

Aim: To analyze the relationships between perceived oral health quality of life and work ability index. Methods: The data regarding administrative workers of a private textile company in São Paulo - Brazil, included socio-demographic, occupational characteristics, self-perceived oral health (OHIP 14) and self-perceived work ability index (WAI). Results: The response rate of the questionnaires was 75.20% and the reliability of the instruments (Conbrach’s alpha) was 0.89 for OHIP 14 and 0.64 for WAI. Linear multiple regression analyses showed that OHIP 14 was associated with educational level (p=0.009) and work ability index (p=0.001) of workers, regardless of other variables. Conclusions: These results showed the importance of adopting oral health programs in private companies to improve oral health and work ability.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Author Biographies

Rafael Aiello Bomfim, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS

Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS, School of Dentistry, Departament of Community Dentistry, Campo Grande, MS.

Edgard Crosato, Universidade de São Paulo – USP

Universidade de São Paulo – USP, School of Dentistry, Departament of Community Dentistry, São Paulo, SP.

Luiz Eugênio Nigro Mazzilli, Universidade de São Paulo – USP

Universidade de São Paulo – USP, School of Dentistry, Departament of Community Dentistry, São Paulo, SP.

Published

2015-03-30

How to Cite

1.
Bomfim RA, Crosato E, Mazzilli LEN. Relations between oral health and work ability among administrative workers. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Mar. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 1];14(1):41-5. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8640844

Issue

Section

Article

Most read articles by the same author(s)