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EVALUATION OF CPITN INDEX IN HEMODIALYTIC PATIENTS IN YAZD CITY IN ORDER TO PROMOTE HEALTH CARE NEEDS

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 Start Page 557 | End Page 564

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 Background & Objectives: Epidemiological data are needed because of the importance of health system planning, implementation and evaluation of periodontal status and treatment needs of patients undergoing HEMODIALYSIS. This study was conducted in Yazd using CPITN index. The aim of the present study was to determine the periodontal treatment needs of hemodialytic patients in Yazd and provide information of certain diseases and health promotion to practitioners and healthcare providers.Methods: In this descriptive study, 100 persons in two groups of 50 hemodialytic patients and 50 healthy subjects were selected. Two groups were matched for age and sex and also provided with necessary training and asked for cooperation. Questionnaires prepared for this purpose were completed for each participant. CPITN index using WHO probe were assessed in patients.Results: Findings showed significant relationship between periodontal status, age and education factors.Conclusions: The present study indicates that gingival disease is very common in the dialysis population. Therefore, special considerations in periodontal therapy are needed and these people should take regular examinations for their treatment plan.

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