Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Numarul 3 QUALITY OF LIFE IN PREGNANT WOMEN INFECTED WITH SARS-COV-2 AND ORAL HEALTH

QUALITY OF LIFE IN PREGNANT WOMEN INFECTED WITH SARS-COV-2 AND ORAL HEALTH

Carmina Schaas,  Mihaela Mitrea, Allia Dmour,  Norina Consuela Forna, Edlibi Al Hage Walid,   Radu Razvan Maxim,   Iulia Catalina Saveanu

Abstract

Latest WHO reports estimate global mortality from Covid-19 infection at 3.4%. Pregnancy is a physiological condition that predisposes a woman to respiratory complications in viral infections. Due to physiological changes in the immune systems, pregnant women are more prone to severe forms of viral respiratory infections. Also, the hormonal changes that occurred during pregnancy have certain clinical manifestations in the form of gingival swellings, gingival bleeding, as well as favorable conditions for poor hygiene. Thus, the study aimed to evaluate the quality of life of pregnant women in terms of changes in the oral cavity. The study included 30 subjects – pregnant women in the first semester who were given a questionnaire consisting of 19 questions with general data, marital status, income, data on general and emotional health. The data were recorded in the SPSS 26 for Windows program, establishing a statistical significance threshold of p≤0.05. The subjects felt the attention of doctors in the sense of encouragement and prompt response to telephone requests. However, 60% (18) had feelings of fear for them, feelings of fear and depression although had full support from spouse/family.  The feelings were probably all the more exaggerated as all the subjects came in contact with patients infected with SARS Cov2, thus contacting the disease.

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