Relationship of depressive symptoms to edentulousness, dental health, and dental health behavior.

@article{Anttila2001RelationshipOD,
  title={Relationship of depressive symptoms to edentulousness, dental health, and dental health behavior.},
  author={Sirpa Anttila and Matti L E Knuuttila and Tero Sakki},
  journal={Acta odontologica Scandinavica},
  year={2001},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={406-12}
}
We investigated the relationship of edentulousness, dental health, and dental health behavior to depressive symptoms in the 55-year-old population of Oulu (a medium-sized Finnish town), 780 of whom (78%) participated. The dental examination included an assessment of oral health status. Depressive symptoms were determined with the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (ZSDS). The participants were also asked about their dental health behavior, smoking habits, health, life satisfaction, and factors… CONTINUE READING

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