The psychological adjustments and self-concepts of 61 orthognathic surgery patients were evaluated before surgery and at 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years after surgery. The impact of orthognathic surgery on self-concept and personality adjustment was assessed. Significant improvements in group scores were found with the use of a repeated measures ANOVA in the following subscales of personality disturbances: general maladjustment, psychosis, neurosis, personality disorder, and personality integration. A significantly positive effect was also observed in the following subscales of self-concept: self-esteem, self-satisfaction, self-identity, physical self, family self, social self, and total self-conflict. The improved changes in psychological profile two years after orthognathic surgery are encouraging.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics|
|State||Published - Oct 1990|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Received from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. Support for this research provided by the Foundation for Orthodontic Research and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This study received the Research of Merit Awaxd for 1987 from the Foundation For Orthodontic Research. aJoint clinical appointments in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics, currently in the private practice of orthodontics in San Antonio, Texas. t'Associate Professor, Biostatistician, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine. CProfessor, Co-Director, Dentofacial Deformities Clinic, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. aDirector, Del~artment of Instructional Development, Office of Educational Resources_ 'Senior Research Assistant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 8/1/14747
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