Published: 2020-06-26

Exemplification of dental morbidity and morbidity by Lockers model among lawyers of Bhopal city

Juhi Lohiya, Vrinda Saxena, Swapnil Jain, Vijayta Sharva, Shweta Chaturvedi, Swati Agrawal


Background: The representation of dental morbidity and mortality through the implication of Lockers model was scientifically designed. Main focus of the study to assess the oral health related quality of life among one of the most stressful and preoccupied professionals.

Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among the 250 lawyers of Bhopal city to integrate oral health with quality of life integrated with oral health component. Morbid condition of dentition was assessed by WHO Dentition status and treatment needs 1997 Performa and its application on Leao and Shiham 5 scale questionnaire comparing it with quality of life. Data was collected; the relationship of DIDL scale was compared with each construct of Locker’s conceptual model on oral health. The collected data was tabulated using excel and analysis was done using SPSS 17.0 version. Pearson correlation test, ANOVA and post hoc were used to test the significance.

Results: It was observed that 29.6% of lawyers had impaired quality of life due to morbid condition of dentition and mortality related issues. This shows high dissatisfaction on the part of lawyers related to the oral health. All the dimensions of DIDL scale show statically positive correlation with each other eating restriction and DMFT due to missing component and painful incidences were observed.

Conclusions: Dental diseases or problems have definitive effects on individuals’ quality of life with different aspects of their oral health concerns. Such morbid condition has high impact on psychological discomfort.


Dental morbidity, Dental mortality, Lawyers, Locker’s model, Oral health

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