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:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published ... Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around the fact that proper dental care, both ... talk stressed the link between periodontal disease (more commonly referred to as gum disease) ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... be a safe and convenient way to dispense prescription medications at home, so ... and effective way to monitor and dispense prescription medications. In doing so, it ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% of its ... 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population - ... estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said Michelle Li, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Keeping ... platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based ... the knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring advice from parenting experts within ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... center software Q-Suite, announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) ... supported Asterisk 11 LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2015)... 2015 CIVCO Medical Solutions will demonstrate ... Radiological Society of North America ... November 29 – December 4, 2015. The ... customers unrivaled versatility, enhanced user experience and deliver ... --> --> ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Nov. 27, 2015  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: ... completed the acquisition of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... global biopharmaceuticals company UCB S.A. (Euronext: UCB). ... has acquired KU from UCB for total consideration ... including a customary working capital adjustment, a deduction ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Carolina , 26 november 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... (AAIPharma/CML) kondigt de geplande investering aan van ... van de laboratoria en het mondiale hoofdkantoor ... De uitbreiding zal resulteren in extra kantoorruimte ... voldaan aan de groeiende behoeften van de ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: