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Development and evaluation of the Oral Health Impact Profile.
The capacity of dental clinicians and researchers to assess oral health and to advocate for dental care has been hampered by limitations in measurements of the levels of dysfunction, discomfort andExpand
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Australia's dental generations: the National Survey of Adult Oral Health 2004-06
Australia's dental generations provides a detailed snapshot of oral health in the adult population at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Drawing on the findings from the 2004-06 NationalExpand
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The vicious cycle of dental fear: exploring the interplay between oral health, service utilization and dental fear
BackgroundBased on the hypothesis that a vicious cycle of dental fear exists, whereby the consequences of fear tend to maintain that fear, the relationship between dental fear, self-reported oralExpand
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The oral health assessment tool--validity and reliability.
BACKGROUND The Oral Health Assessment Tool (OHAT) was a component of the Best Practice Oral Health Model for Australian Residential Care study. The OHAT provided institutional carers with a simple,Expand
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The Xerostomia Inventory: a multi-item approach to measuring dry mouth.
OBJECTIVE To develop a valid multi-item method of measuring the symptoms of xerostomia which includes the wide range of xerostomia symptoms in a single quantitative measure. DESIGN A combination ofExpand
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Variations in the Social Impact of Oral Conditions Among Older Adults in South Australia, Ontario, and North Carolina
Previous studies among older adults have demonstrated that oral disease frequently leads to dysfunction, discomfort, and disability. This study aimed to assess variations in the social impact of oralExpand
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Caries incidence and increments in community-living older adults with and without dementia.
OBJECTIVES The Oral Health of Older Adults with Dementia was instigated in the late 1990s to quantify and compare coronal and root caries incidence and increments in community-living olderExpand
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Dental fear in Australia: who's afraid of the dentist?
BACKGROUND This study aimed to describe both the prevalence of dental fear in Australia and to explore the relationship between dental fear and a number of demographic, socio-economic, oral health,Expand
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Social impact of oral conditions among older adults.
Oral symptoms and their effects on well-being provide an indication of the social impact of oral disease and can be used to document the burden of illness within populations. This report presentsExpand
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Efficacy of an oral health promotion intervention in the prevention of early childhood caries.
OBJECTIVE Despite a marked improvement in oral health of Australian children over the last 30 years, severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) affects up to 17% of 2- to 3-year-old children with someExpand
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