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Article: An evaluation of a new measure of oral health related quality of life - OHQoL-UK(W)

TitleAn evaluation of a new measure of oral health related quality of life - OHQoL-UK(W)
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherFDI World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.html
Citation
Community Dental Health, 2001, v. 18 n. 3, p. 138-143 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective. The aim was to test the reliability and validity of an instrument used to measure the impact of oral health on quality of life. Basic research design. The instrument tested was the indicator OHQoL-UK(W)©, which was developed, based on a general UK population's perceptions of how oral health affects life quality. OHQoL-UK(W)© consists of a battery of 16 questions, which takes into account both 'effect' and 'impact' of oral health on life quality, incorporating dimensions and an individualised weighting system. A questionnaire containing the indicator was administered to a sample of 500 adults. Determining associations between OHQoL-UK(W)© scores, socio-demographic and self-reported oral health status assessed its construct validity. The criterion validity of the indicator was assessed in the absence of a 'gold standard' by correlating OHQoL-UK(W)© scores to self-rating of oral health status. The internal reliability of the indicator was assessed using Cronbach's alpha. Results. The response rate was 78%. Associations between OHQoL-UK(W)© scores and self-reported number of natural teeth (P<.01) and denture status (P<0.01) supported the construct validity of the indicator. In addition, OHQoL-UK(W)© scores were associated with socio-demographic factors; age (P<0.05), employment status (P<0.01) and ethnicity (P<0.05). The instrument was also associated with self-rating of oral health status (P<0.01), supporting the criterion validity of the indicator. The internal reliability was high with a Cronbach alpha value of 0.94. Conclusion. OHQoL-UK (W)© appears to be a valid and reliable measure for assessing the impact of oral health on life quality.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154164
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.767
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.395
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dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorBedi, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:23:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:23:37Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dental Health, 2001, v. 18 n. 3, p. 138-143en_US
dc.identifier.issn0265-539Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154164-
dc.description.abstractObjective. The aim was to test the reliability and validity of an instrument used to measure the impact of oral health on quality of life. Basic research design. The instrument tested was the indicator OHQoL-UK(W)©, which was developed, based on a general UK population's perceptions of how oral health affects life quality. OHQoL-UK(W)© consists of a battery of 16 questions, which takes into account both 'effect' and 'impact' of oral health on life quality, incorporating dimensions and an individualised weighting system. A questionnaire containing the indicator was administered to a sample of 500 adults. Determining associations between OHQoL-UK(W)© scores, socio-demographic and self-reported oral health status assessed its construct validity. The criterion validity of the indicator was assessed in the absence of a 'gold standard' by correlating OHQoL-UK(W)© scores to self-rating of oral health status. The internal reliability of the indicator was assessed using Cronbach's alpha. Results. The response rate was 78%. Associations between OHQoL-UK(W)© scores and self-reported number of natural teeth (P<.01) and denture status (P<0.01) supported the construct validity of the indicator. In addition, OHQoL-UK(W)© scores were associated with socio-demographic factors; age (P<0.05), employment status (P<0.01) and ethnicity (P<0.05). The instrument was also associated with self-rating of oral health status (P<0.01), supporting the criterion validity of the indicator. The internal reliability was high with a Cronbach alpha value of 0.94. Conclusion. OHQoL-UK (W)© appears to be a valid and reliable measure for assessing the impact of oral health on life quality.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherFDI World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Dental Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude To Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshDentitionen_US
dc.subject.meshDenturesen_US
dc.subject.meshEatingen_US
dc.subject.meshEmploymenten_US
dc.subject.meshEthnic Groupsen_US
dc.subject.meshFactor Analysis, Statisticalen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGreat Britainen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterpersonal Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshReproducibility Of Resultsen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten_US
dc.subject.meshStatistics As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshStatistics, Nonparametricen_US
dc.titleAn evaluation of a new measure of oral health related quality of life - OHQoL-UK(W)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume18en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage138en_US
dc.identifier.epage143en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcGrath, C=7102335507en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridBedi, R=7102041494en_US

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