Psychological condition of patients complaining of halitosis.

  title={Psychological condition of patients complaining of halitosis.},
  author={Takahiko Oho and Yasuo Yoshida and Yoshihiro Shimazaki and Yoshio Yamashita and Toshihiko Koga},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  volume={29 1},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the actual degree of malodor and the psychological condition of patients complaining of halitosis. METHODS The subjects consisted of 155 patients aged 46+/-17 years (mean+/-SD) who visited the Halitosis Clinic at Kyushu University Dental Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan. The Cornell Medical Index (CMI) Health Questionnaire was used to evaluate the psychological condition of patients. The degree of halitosis was estimated by… CONTINUE READING

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