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Table 5 Comparisons of quality of life scores at the different time points for the surgery-first group and orthodontic-first group at 1 month, 6 month and 12 month after orthognathic surgery

From: The changes of oral health-related quality of life and satisfaction after surgery-first orthognathic approach: a longitudinal prospective study

Varies Postoperative P Postoperative P Postoperative P
1 month 6 month 12 month
Surgery-first group(T2) Orthodontic-first group(T4) Surgery-first group(T3) Orthodontic-first group(T5) Surgery-first group(T4) Orthodontic-first group(T6)
functional limitation 5.22 5.42 NS 2.39 1.98 NS 1.99 1.92 NS
(1.88) (1.98) (1.24) (1.68) (1.76) (1.56)
physical pain 3.22 3.51 NS 2.34 1.89 NS 1.59 1.75 NS
(1.55) (1.72) (1.24) (1.28) (0.67) (1.22)
psychological discomfort 4.29 4.82 NS 2.22 2.82 NS 0.56 0.92 NS
(1.22) (2.29) (1.12) (1.31) (1.10) (1.26)
physical disability 4.15 4.42 NS 1.64 2.41 NS 1.34 1.49 NS
(1.72) (1.75) (1.08) (1.13) (1.22) (0.91)
psychological disability 3.28 3.72 NS 1.64 1.83 NS 0.42 0.88 NS
(1.76) (1.58) (1.08) (1.15) (0.21) (1.13)
social disability 4.26 4.52 NS 1.24 1.64 NS 0.62 0.98 NS
(1.98) (2.56) (1.08) (1.18) (0.35) (1.12)
handicaps 2.18 2.42 NS 1.52 1.94 NS 0.38 0.78 NS
(1.81) (2.12) (1.75) (1.36) (0.26) (1.12)
Total scores 27.72 28.86 NS 13.94 15.61 NS 6.90 8.68 NS
(3.26) (3.83) (2.13) (2.49) (1.39) (1.65)
  1. NS Non-significant