Type D personality and periodontal disease in university students: A prospective cohort study

Shinsuke Mizutani, Daisuke Ekuni, Mayu Yamane-Takeuchi, Tetsuji Azuma, Ayano Tabata, Takaaki Tomofuji, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Manabu Morita

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The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to investigate whether Type D personality was related to periodontal disease in Japanese university students. Among students (n = 600) who were interested in receiving oral health examinations, logistic regression analysis showed that the risk of developing periodontal disease during a 3-year period was associated with body mass index ⩾ 25 (odds ratio: 2.543; 95% confidence interval: 1.297–4.989; p = 0.007) and Type D personality (odds ratio: 1.473; 95% confidence interval: 1.027–2.111; p = 0.035). In this short-term prospective cohort study, a significant association between periodontal disease and Type D personality was observed in Japanese university students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-762
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2018



  • cohort
  • health behavior
  • periodontal disease
  • type D personality
  • university students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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