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Volume 21 , Issue 1
January/February 2008

Pages 86–88

Short Communication: Factors Related to Patients’ General Satisfaction with Removable Partial Dentures: A Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis

Dubravka Knezovic Zlataric, DDS, MsD, PhD/Asjac Celebic, DDS, MsD, PhD

PMID: 18350954

This study aimed to analyze factors related to patients’ general satisfaction with removable partial dentures (RPDs), such as esthetics, retention, speech, chewing, and comfort. A total of 103 patients with Kennedy Class I RPDs (34 to 82 years old; mean age: 63; 35 men, 68 women) assessed their satisfaction with dentures. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to evaluate the relationship among the factors. Significant correlations were found between general satisfaction and each of the individual components (P < .05). The patients’ assessment of esthetics explained almost 50% of general satisfaction in both arches (P < .05). Esthetics, chewing, and speech had significant effects on the patients’ general satisfaction with dentures. Int J Prosthodont 2008;21:86–88.

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