Sargam R. Parate, Dr. Jaishree Chahande, Dr. Rahul Gandhi


Aim: To compare and evaluate clinical experience and graphoanalysis, using House’s classification in assessing the emotional status of completely edentulous patients in success of complete denture.

Settings and Design: Comparative analytical study.

Methods and Material: 50 completely edentulous patients of age above 45 years (M/F) were taken as subjects. Literate patients were included in the study while incompetent patients and illiterate patients were excluded. Patients were asked to express their expectations regarding the treatment on paper in their handwritings using vernacular language. Subjects were categorized on the basis of age and gender. The handwriting samples were collected and graphoanalysis was done.

Statistical analysis used: The resultant data was subjected to statistical analysis using chi square test and spearman's rank correlation test.

Results: Considering age, on graphoanalysis (P-18, I-14, E-14, H–4) were found, when compared to Clinical experience (P-23, I-12, E -13, H- 2). While considering gender, on GA (P-18, I-14, E-14 and H-4) were found when compared to CE (P-23, I-12, E-13 and H-2). Chi-square test showed CE and GA were independent of age and gender. Spearman’s rank correlation between CE and GA was 0.217.

Conclusions: Clinical experience and graphoanalysis of complete denture patient are independent of Age and Gender. There was a significant correlation between CE and GA, so graphoanalysis can be used for ascertaining the mental attitude of completely edentulous patient.


Completely edentulous patients, Clinical experience (CE), Graphoanalysis (GA) Philosophical (P), Indifferent (I), Exacting (E), and Hysterical (H).

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