Validation of an Oral Health–Related Quality of Life Measure for Cambodian Children

Turton, B.J. and Thomson, W.M. and Foster Page, L.A. and Saub, R. and Razak, I.A. (2015) Validation of an Oral Health–Related Quality of Life Measure for Cambodian Children. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 (2). NP2339-NP2349. ISSN 1010-5395

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This study aimed to determine the impact of dental caries in terms of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) for Cambodian children. The Child Perceptions Questionnaires (CPQ) were cross-culturally adapted and validated for the Cambodian population using a sample of 430 Cambodian children. The participants had a high caries burden, with a mean number of decayed-missing-and-filled deciduous tooth surfaces (dmfs) of 8.8 (SD = 11.1) and a mean DMFS of 3.7 (SD = 5.5) for the permanent dentition. Two in 5 children had at least one pulpally involved tooth. There was a significant difference in mean CPQ8-10 and CPQ11-14 scores by caries experience and by global item response for the respective age-groups, with those in the more severe caries categories scoring higher. Similar gradients were apparent with the CPQ11-14 in the 8- to 10-year age-group. The differences in OHRQoL scores by caries experience demonstrate the construct validity of the CPQ11-14 for the 8- to 14-year age-group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cambodian children; CPQ11-14; Cross-cultural adaptation; Dental caries; OHRQoL; Validation
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 02:01
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 02:01

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