Colman Patrick Joseph McGrath

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to adapt the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) for pre-school children in a Chinese speaking community and to investigate its psychometric properties (validity and reliability). METHODS A Chinese language version of the ECOHIS was derived through a forward-backward translation and tested for face and content(More)
Objectives The aims of this study were to establish normative age-gender values for the UK oral health related quality of life measure (OHQoL-UK©) in Britain and to provide a local reference for its interpretation. In addition, to identify key factors associated with oral health related quality of life in the UK.Materials and methods A national survey(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to test the reliability and validity of an instrument used to measure the impact of oral health on quality of life. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN The instrument tested was the indicator OHQoL-UK(W), which was developed, based on a general UK population's perceptions of how oral health affects life quality. OHQoL-UK(W) consists of a battery(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the sensitivity and responsiveness of the Chinese version of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) to dental treatment under general anaesthesia (GA). METHODS A consecutive sample of primary caregivers of children (aged 5 and younger) with early childhood caries (ECC) attending a university(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine changes in quality of life (QoL) after orthodontic-surgical treatment in patients with dentofacial deformities, using generic health, generic oral health, and condition-specific QoL approaches. STUDY DESIGN Patients were evaluated at baseline (T(0)), postoperative 6 weeks (T(1)), postoperative 6 months (T(2)), and after orthodontic(More)
Anxiety and depression have been identified as a common psychological distress faced by the majority of cancer patients. With the increasing number of cancer cases, increasing demands will be placed on health systems to address effective psychosocial care and therapy. The objective of this study was to assess the possible role of hope and optimism on(More)
OBJECTIVE The Child Oral Health Impact Profile (COHIP) was designed to assess oral-facial well-being in school-age children as reported by the child and via proxy report from a caregiver. This article describes the development of the COHIP using a multi-staged impact approach recommended by Guyatt et al. (Quality of life and pharmacoeconomics in clinical(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of dentofacial deformity on quality of life (QOL) as assessed by generic health, generic oral health and condition-specific approaches. A case-control study was performed involving 154 subjects: 76 with dentofacial deformity (non-cleft) and 76 without dentofacial deformity. Generic health-related QOL was(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine whether older people perceive oral health as being important to Quality of Life (QoL) and if so, to identify the most important ways in which their lives are affected. In addition, to identify if subgroups of older people perceive its importance differently. DESIGN Nationwide qualitative face to face(More)
INTRODUCTION There is an increasing research interest in quality of life issues in orthodontics. In this study, we aimed to investigate changes in oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) among adults during fixed orthodontic appliance therapy (FOAT). METHODS Two hundred thirty-two adult patients were enrolled from a consecutive sample at a university(More)