J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  2008 Jul;30(4):370-379.

Changes of self-concept by orthognathic surgery in the patients of skeletal class III malocclusion

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. wsson@pusan.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
This study was carried out to evaluated the psychologic changes of skeletal Class III malocclusion individuals by orthognathic surgery. METHODS: One hundred and thirty seven adults skeletal Class III malocclusion individuals were selected for this study. Fifty two for pre-surgery group, forty two for 2-months after orthognathic surgery group and forty three for 6-months after orthognathic surgery group. Each group was investiaged by questionnaires related to self-concept standard developed by Dr. Lee. The questionnaires included physical self-concept, ethic self-concept, characteristic self-concept, domestic self-concept, the social self-concept and capable self-concept. Each group was compared by one-way ANOVA. RESULTS: Only the physical self-concept showed significant changes after orthognathic surgery, however it did not showed differences between after 2-months and after 6-months. But other self-concept did not show significant changes by orthognathic surgery. CONCLUSION: At first, it is expected that many variables related to self-concept were influenced by orthognathic surgery. But only physical self-concept showed significant change by orthognathic surgery.

Keyword

Orthognathic surgery; Self-concept

MeSH Terms

Adult
Humans
Malocclusion
Orthognathic Surgery
Surveys and Questionnaires
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