Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

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The Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) instrument was translated into Norwegian and reviewed for cultural and conceptual equivalence by a group of bilingual academics. A sample of employees from the University of Bergen completed the Norwegian OIDP frequency questionnaire twice. A total of 173 and 108 subjects participated in the first and the second(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of a written invitation letter to the spouses of new antenatal clinic attendees on attendance by couples and on male partner acceptance of HIV testing at subsequent antenatal clinic visits. METHODS The trial was conducted with 1060 new attendees from October 2009 to February 2010 in an(More)
BACKGROUND The objective was to study whether a Kiswahili version of the OIDP (Oral Impacts on Daily Performance) inventory was valid and reliable for use in a population of older adults in urban and rural areas of Tanzania; and to assess the area specific prevalence, intensity and perceived causes of OIDP. METHOD A cross-sectional survey was conducted in(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malocclusion and its association with socio-demographic characteristics, caries experience, and level of oral hygiene in 12- to 14-year-old schoolchildren residing in two socio-economically different districts of Tanzania. A total of 1601 children (mean age 13 years, 60.5 per cent girls) attending 16(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies in sub-Saharan Africa have occasionally reported a higher prevalence of stunting in male children compared to female children. This study examined whether there are systematic sex differences in stunting rates in children under-five years of age, and how the sex differences in stunting rates vary with household socio-economic status.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the socio-demographic and behavioural correlates of caries experience and sugar intake patterns among pre-school children in Uganda. METHODS Five hundred and eighty-nine, 3-5-year-old children (51% boys, response rate = 85%), attending nursery schools in urban and peri-urban settings in central Kampala and(More)
This study investigates the relationships among socio-demographic factors, dental status, and impaired oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) using a translation into Norwegian of the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) inventory. Data were collected as part of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) OMNIBUS survey in Norway. The CBS drew a(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to examine the applicability of an abbreviated version of the oral impact of daily performances (OIDP) inventory to Tanzanian adults attending the University of Dar es Salaam. METHOD A total of 1123 students (mean age 26.4 years, response rate 58%) completed a survey instrument designed to measure subjective oral health(More)
PURPOSE This study addressed three questions: What is the power of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) in predicting adolescents' intended and self-perceived consumption of non-milk extrinsic sugars using a non-intervention prospective approach? To what extent do the TPB constructs change across time following adolescents' mere exposure to an oral health(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for studies evaluating oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) of children in developing countries. AIM to assess the psychometric properties, prevalence and perceived causes of the child version of oral impact on daily performance inventory (Child-OIDP) among school children in two socio-demographically different districts(More)