Navigation Links
Learning the Value of Prevention and Treatment in Oral Clefting

The burden of oral clefting leaves some with psychological problems into adulthood. A new study evaluating the impact of oral clefting on quality of life can be used to learn about the psychological //benefits and cost effectiveness of prevention and treatment.

Oral clefting is one of the most common birth defects. The impact of oral clefting can be substantial and can vary by age and type of clefting. Children born with clefts can experience challenging psychological adjustment because of low satisfaction with facial appearance as well as the lack of social skills acquired to enable adjustment. These developmental problems can extend through adulthood, affecting social and economic achievement in areas of marriage, education, and income level.

The study’s researchers chose to obtain Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) values related to oral clefting based on preferences of health professionals who serve on cleft palate and craniofacial teams in the United States. HRQL is the term used to describe the impact of health status on the quality of human life. It reflects a perception of the undesirability of health or disease conditions, stating their impact on quality of life, which includes physical functioning and comfort level, mental health, and social interactions.

Of the 330 professionals selected for the study, 40% returned the evaluation. Overall, high HRQL values were seen, which suggests a low burden of clefting on individual health and quality of life. However, this contradicts clinical and research evidence and experience that emphasizes the challenges introduced by this defect for all age groups.

Reasons offered by the authors for this contradiction include the following. The evaluators may not have understood the task of the study. Further, it is possible that too few psychologists and behavioral scientists were among the evaluators.

Examples of using the HRQL in the future may include cost-eff ectiveness analyses of prevention strategies such as vitamin supplementation, or treatment strategies such as prenatal repair of oral clefting. Understanding and obtaining realistic HRQL scores will guide the allocation of health care resources to improve health outcomes overall.

(Source: Newswise)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People
2. Learning Just How Different We Are
3. Learning process to be regulated by altering brain protein
4. Better Research Rats To Help In Learning About Hypertension
5. Math Learning Disorder Higher in Boys
6. Math Learning Disorder Higher In Boys
7. Boys Suffer More Mathematics Learning Disorder Than Girls
8. Learning About Healthy Diet Choices Begins At Schools
9. Task Learning Made Simple By Taking Short Breaks
10. Novel Treatment to Cure People with Learning Disabilities
11. Study Shows Tomosyn Plays an Important Role in Learning and Memory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now ... and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings ... The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated ... shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD ... solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ANGELES , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused ... therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in its ... in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient ... enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical trial ... clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the ... – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  ... Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, ... eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: