Satisfaction and Nasolabial Appearance of Patients with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Aged 16-20 Years

Authors

  • Suteera Pradubwong The research Center of Cleft Lip-Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Deformities, Khon Kaen University
  • Palakorn Surakunprapha Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
  • Kamonwan Jenwitheesuk Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
  • Poonsak Pisek Department of Preventive Dentistry, Khon Kaen University
  • Bowornsilp Chowchuen Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

Keywords:

satisfaction, nasolabial appearance, cleft lip and palate

Abstract

Background and Objective: Cleft Lip-Palate (CLP) affect quality of life (QoL) of the patients, especially in the age group of 16-20 years, therefore, assessing satisfaction and nasolabial appearance is important.

Materials and Methods: A Cross-sectional study was performed on patients with CLP who continuously underwent surgery with Tawanchai Center. Purposive sampling was used to choose 32 patients. Surveys and 41 of 5-aspect satisfaction questions were used to collect information, then analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Independent t-test.

Results: 59.37% of patients were female. All patients had an average age of 18.33 years. 68.75% of the patients have unilateral CLP. 81.25% of the patients received Alveolar Bone Graft surgery. Five of satisfaction aspects were: 1. Medical treatment 2. Service 3. Medical fees 4. Psychosocial, which found that patients’ average satisfaction was at a high level at 4.17±0.74, 4.47±0.59, 3.57±0.80, 3.67±0.85, respectively, and 5. Impact on patient’s family, which found that the overall effect CLP had were minimal, but when comparing the difference of satisfaction between male and female patients, the satisfaction in medical treatment and overall satisfaction level were statistically different. (95 CI = -5.64-0.28, p = 0.03)

Conclusion: Assessment of the patient satisfaction in 5 aspects had a high level, the impacts of CLP had on the families were at a low level. Female patients had a higher average satisfaction than that of their male counterparts. Continual quality of care improvement is necessary to the interdisciplinary team to continue spreading the opportunity to reach as many patients as possible.

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Published

2023-02-24

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Pradubwong S, Surakunprapha P, Jenwitheesuk K, Pisek P, Chowchuen B. Satisfaction and Nasolabial Appearance of Patients with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Aged 16-20 Years. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 24 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];38(1):95-103. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/256169

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