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Validation of an English version of the Child-OIDP index, an oral health-related quality of life measure for children

Yusuf, H; Gherunpong, S; Sheiham, A; Tsakos, G; (2006) Validation of an English version of the Child-OIDP index, an oral health-related quality of life measure for children. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes , 4 , Article 38. 10.1186/1477-7525-4-38. Green open access

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Abstract

Background: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Child-OIDP for use among children in the UK and report on the prevalence of oral impacts in a sample of schoolchildren in Westminster. Methods: Children aged 10 - 11 years in the final year of primary school ( year 6) were selected from seven schools where annual screenings are carried out. A total of 228 children participated (99% response rate). A clinical examination was conducted followed by a questionnaire designed to measure oral health-related quality of life in children, namely the Child-OIDP. The psychometric properties of the Child-OIDP were evaluated in terms of face, content and concurrent validity in addition to internal and test-retest reliability. Results: The Child-OIDP revealed excellent validity and good reliability. Weighted Kappa was 0.82. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.58. The index showed significant associations with perceived oral treatment needs and perceived satisfaction with mouth and oral health status ( p < 0.001). Conclusion: This study has demonstrated that the Child-OIDP is a valid and reliable index to be used among 10 - 11 year old schoolchildren in the UK.

Type: Article
Title: Validation of an English version of the Child-OIDP index, an oral health-related quality of life measure for children
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-4-38
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-4-38
Language: English
Additional information: © 2006 Yusuf et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Impact, Reliability, Validity, Scale
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/89900
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