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Article: Oral health-related quality of life and caries experience of Hong Kong preschool children

TitleOral health-related quality of life and caries experience of Hong Kong preschool children
Authors
KeywordsChild
dental caries
early childhood caries
oral health
quality of life
Issue Date2020
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd, co-published with FDI World Dental Federation. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1875-595X
Citation
International Dental Journal, 2020, v. 70 n. 2, p. 100-107 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the association between oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and caries experience of Hong Kong preschool children. METHODS: Parents or primary caregivers of Hong Kong preschool children were invited to complete a self-administered dental health questionnaire. The study children were examined in their classrooms. The decayed, missing and filled primary teeth (dmft) index was used for documenting the caries status. The questionnaire included the Chinese Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) and collected sociodemographic information on the parents and children. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the association between OHRQoL and caries experience of preschool children. RESULTS: A total of 434 preschool children were invited to participate in the study; 336 (77.4%) received a dental examination and returned a parental questionnaire. The mean (SD) age of the study children was 4.7 (0.3) years. An OHRQoL impact (ECOHIS score of >0) for at least one item was reported by 236 (70.2%) parents/caregivers of the children included in the study. The overall mean (SD) ECOHIS score was 5.8 (6.2). A caries prevalence (dmft > 0) of 36.9% and a mean (SD) dmft score of 1.7 (3.2) were calculated for the study children. In the final logistic regression model, children with a higher dmft score had a significantly higher chance of having a poorer OHRQoL (OR = 1.20, 95% CI: 1.07-1.35, P = 0.002), whereas children's sex, parent's education levels and the respondent's relationship to the child were not associated with OHRQoL (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Caries experience is associated with lower OHRQoL of Hong Kong preschool children.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/286678
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2019 Impact Factor: 2.038
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.512

 

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dc.contributor.authorDuangthip, D-
dc.contributor.authorGao, SS-
dc.contributor.authorChen, KJ-
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECM-
dc.contributor.authorChu, CH-
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-04T13:28:54Z-
dc.date.available2020-09-04T13:28:54Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Dental Journal, 2020, v. 70 n. 2, p. 100-107-
dc.identifier.issn0020-6539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/286678-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the association between oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and caries experience of Hong Kong preschool children. METHODS: Parents or primary caregivers of Hong Kong preschool children were invited to complete a self-administered dental health questionnaire. The study children were examined in their classrooms. The decayed, missing and filled primary teeth (dmft) index was used for documenting the caries status. The questionnaire included the Chinese Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) and collected sociodemographic information on the parents and children. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the association between OHRQoL and caries experience of preschool children. RESULTS: A total of 434 preschool children were invited to participate in the study; 336 (77.4%) received a dental examination and returned a parental questionnaire. The mean (SD) age of the study children was 4.7 (0.3) years. An OHRQoL impact (ECOHIS score of >0) for at least one item was reported by 236 (70.2%) parents/caregivers of the children included in the study. The overall mean (SD) ECOHIS score was 5.8 (6.2). A caries prevalence (dmft > 0) of 36.9% and a mean (SD) dmft score of 1.7 (3.2) were calculated for the study children. In the final logistic regression model, children with a higher dmft score had a significantly higher chance of having a poorer OHRQoL (OR = 1.20, 95% CI: 1.07-1.35, P = 0.002), whereas children's sex, parent's education levels and the respondent's relationship to the child were not associated with OHRQoL (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Caries experience is associated with lower OHRQoL of Hong Kong preschool children.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd, co-published with FDI World Dental Federation. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1875-595X-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Dental Journal-
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: International Dental Journal, 2020, v. 70 n. 2, p. 100-107, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/idj.12526. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.-
dc.subjectChild-
dc.subjectdental caries-
dc.subjectearly childhood caries-
dc.subjectoral health-
dc.subjectquality of life-
dc.titleOral health-related quality of life and caries experience of Hong Kong preschool children-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailDuangthip, D: dduang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: edward-lo@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityLo, ECM=rp00015-
dc.identifier.authorityChu, CH=rp00022-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/idj.12526-
dc.identifier.pmid31642058-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85074573336-
dc.identifier.hkuros313941-
dc.identifier.volume70-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage100-
dc.identifier.epage107-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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