Association between mental well-being, depression, and periodontal attachment level among young adults of the postwar Sebha city, Libya: A pilot study



Peeran SW, Kumar NP, Azaruk FA, Alsaid FM, Abdalla KA, Mugrabi MH, Peeran SA.


J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2014 Jul;5(2):308-12. doi: 10.4103/0976-9668.136172.


OBJECTIVES: The present study was aimed to investigate the association of mental well-being and depression with periodontal clinical attachment loss among young adults in postwar urban population of Sebha city, Libya. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mental well-being and depression were assessed using Arabic versions of World Health Organization (WHO) five well-being index and major depression inventory (ICD-10), respectively. Random sample of 149 subjects were studied. Degree of periodontal attachment was measured at six sites per tooth using a rigid manual periodontal probe. RESULT AND CONCLUSION: A total of 59.11% of the studied samples had healthy mental well-being state, whereas 40.81% had poor mental well-being. The severity of depression was stronger in males than in females. In the present study mental well-being, depression, and all its categories did not have any significant effect on periodontal attachment loss. Further studies and health interventions can be planned based on this data.

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Link/DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.136172