Treatment satisfaction and its influencing factors among fixed orthodontic patients in UiTM / Shamsul Shamil Shamsul Fadzil ... [et al.]

Shamsul Fadzil, Shamsul Shamil and Ahmad Khalil, Ahmad Izzuddin and Noviaranny, Indah Yuri and Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jaf, Nagham and Kazi, Jamil Ahsan (2020) Treatment satisfaction and its influencing factors among fixed orthodontic patients in UiTM / Shamsul Shamil Shamsul Fadzil ... [et al.]. Compendium of Oral Science (CORALS), 7. pp. 21-31. ISSN 2489-1102; 2637-0611


Objectives: The aims of this study were to evaluate patient’s satisfaction regarding the orthodontic treatment provided by the Faculty of Dentistry Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and to determine the factors that affected their satisfaction level.
Methods: : A cross-sectional study was conducted among the patients treated with full fixed appliances in the faculty’s orthodontic clinic using a validated questionnaire.
Results: : The final sample consisted of 105 subjects (response rate 76%) which comprises of 26 males and 79 females were chose with 97% of the respondents are Malay. Most subjects had orthodontic treatment duration of more than 1.5 years (100%) and were still wearing fixed appliances (89%). Items included in the questionnaire: reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment, questions relevant to satisfaction with orthodontic treatment, doctor-patient relationship and pain experience during orthodontic treatment. Concerning the doctor patient relationship, 91% of the respondents were contented with their orthodontist. Respondents answered ‘Yes’ to the treatment plan explained prior to the procedure (91.4%), questions answered promptly (94.3%), gentleness of the orthodontist (91.4%) and dental assistant (88.6%), orthodontist honesty about treatment duration (90.5%) and cost (97.1%), and recommendation to others (90.5%).
Conclusion: Generally, patients who had received orthodontic treatment from the orthodontic clinic in Faculty of Dentistry UiTM were satisfied with the overall treatment outcomes. However, there were still some aspects of the service that can be improved in the future in order to provide a better healthcare services specifically in orthodontic treatment.


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Shamsul Fadzil, Shamsul Shamil
Ahmad Khalil, Ahmad Izzuddin
Noviaranny, Indah Yuri
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jaf, Nagham
Kazi, Jamil Ahsan
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Orthodontics
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Preventive dentistry > Dental health education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Sungai Buloh Campus > Faculty of Dentistry
Journal or Publication Title: Compendium of Oral Science (CORALS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Compendium of Oral Science (CORALS)
ISSN: 2489-1102; 2637-0611
Volume: 7
Page Range: pp. 21-31
Keywords: Treatment Satisfaction, Orthodontic Treatment, Malaysia, Questionnaire
Date: 2020
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