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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 149-151
Evaluation of complete denture patients using graphoanalysis: A clinical study


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Peoples Dental Academy, Bhanpur–Bypass, Bhopal, India
2 Department of Prosthodontia, MGPGI, Puducherry, India

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Varsha J Murthy
Department of Prosthodontics, Peoples Dental Academy, Bhanpur–Bypass, Bhopal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.100417

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Purpose of the Study: The purpose was to analyze and classify behavioral pattern of complete denture patients and to identify difficult patients. Materials and Methods: Fifty complete denture patients were randomly selected for the study. Their behavioral pattern was categorized using House classification as philosophic, indifferent, exacting and hysterical. The above behavioral classification was based on two methods namely interview and questionnaire and graphoanalysis. Accuracy of the above-mentioned two methods in predicting behavior of complete denture patients was statistically evaluated. Results: On analyzing the data it was found that a significant correlation exists between handwriting pattern and behavior of an individual. Further it was noticed that chances of identifying difficult patients such as hysterical was more effective by employing graphoanalysis than questionnaire and interview method. Conclusion: Graphoanalysis in addition with properly structured interview and questionnaire is useful in evaluation of behavior of an individual especially for recognizing difficult patients.


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