Derivation and validation of the short version of the Malaysian oral health impact profile

Saub, R. and Locker, D. and Allison, P. (2005) Derivation and validation of the short version of the Malaysian oral health impact profile. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33 (5). pp. 378-383. ISSN 0301-5661, DOI


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Objectives: This paper describes the development of a short version of the Malaysian Oral Health Impact Profile. Methods: The 45-item OHIP(M) was shortened using a method known as the 'item frequency method'. Here, the two most frequently reported items from each of the seven OHIP(M) subscales were chosen to form the short version, designated as the S-OHIP(M). Field testing was conducted to assess the effect of different modes of administration (mail versus interview) of the short form and to test its measurement properties (reliability and validity). A total of 206 respondents completed the questionnaire. In order to carry out test-retest analysis, a second administration was carried out 15 days after the first administration on a selected subsample. Results: The mail questionnaire had a lower response rate and a higher percentage of missing data than the interview administered questionnaire. However, the mail mode of administration resulted in higher scores than interview. Cronbach's alpha was 0.89 and the ICC was also 0.89. All hypotheses developed to assess validity were confirmed. Conclusion: The S-OHIP(M) was found to be valid and reliable and appropriate for use in the cross-sectional studies in Malaysian adult populations.

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Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 964US Times Cited: 14 Cited Reference Count: 10 Cited References: Locker D, 2002, J PUBLIC HEALTH DENT, V62, P13, DOI 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2002.tb03415.x Slade GD, 1997, COMMUNITY DENT ORAL, V25, P284, DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1997.tb00941.x Coste J, 1997, J CLIN EPIDEMIOL, V50, P247, DOI 10.1016/S0895-4356(96)00363-0 Slade GD, 1997, MEASURING ORAL HLTH Allen P F, 1997, Community Dent Health, V14, P133 Aday LA, 1996, DESIGNING CONDUCTING Slade G D, 1994, Community Dent Health, V11, P3 Locker D, 1993, J Can Dent Assoc, V59, P830 Dillman D, 1978, MAIL TELEPHONE SURVE SAUB R, UNPUB CROSS CULTURAL Saub, R Locker, D Allison, P Blackwell publishing Oxford
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral health-related quality of life psychometric methods reliability shortening validity
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2012 07:33
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 07:33

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