Jul 1, 1984

Psychological factors in adjustment to orthognathic surgery

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Stephen M AuerbachC Brophy

Abstract

The psychological adjustment of 30 orthognathic surgery patients was evaluated before and on three occasions after surgery. Results of preoperative testing showed the group to be well adjusted, and there were no major changes in psychological functioning as a result of surgery. Motivation for surgery included both functional and esthetic goals, and the majority of patients were satisfied with the results of surgery. The patient's perception of the surgeon was significantly related to pre- and postoperative adjustment. Two of the measures used, the Health Opinion Survey and the Impact Message Inventory, have potential as brief early screening devices to identify patients who may experience problems in psychological adjustment to orthognathic surgery.

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Opinion Surveys
Jaw
Psychology
Attitude to Health
Self-Perception
Dentist-Patient Relations
Preoperative Procedure
Attitude
Postoperative Period
Esthetics, Dental

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