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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 and… Expand
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 National… Expand
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 oral… Expand
The oral health assessment tool--validity and reliability.
- J. Chalmers, P. King, A. Spencer, F. Wright, K. Carter
- Australian dental journal
- 1 September 2005
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
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 of… Expand
Variations in the Social Impact of Oral Conditions Among Older Adults in South Australia, Ontario, and North Carolina
- G. Slade, A. Spencer, D. Locker, R. J. Hunt, R. Strauss, J. Beck
- Journal of dental research
- 1 July 1996
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 oral… Expand
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 older… Expand
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
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 presents… Expand
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 some… Expand