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The North American instrument Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) was created to assess the oral health-related quality of life of preschool children and their families. Its use in Brazil requires prior cultural adaptation, and semantic equivalence is one step in this process. The objective of this study was to evaluate the semantic(More)
BACKGROUND Oral disorders can have a negative impact on the functional, social and psychological wellbeing of young children and their families and cause pain/discomfort for the child. Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) has emerged as an important health outcome in clinical trials and healthcare research. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact(More)
Children are subject to oral health problems that can impact their own quality of life and that of their families. The need for measurements to assess the impact of oral health on children's quality of life has been emphasized, and questionnaires have been developed or adapted to this specific group. The aim of this study was to describe such instruments(More)
2555 Mensuração do impacto dos problemas bucais sobre a qualidade de vida de crianças: aspectos conceituais e metodológicos Measuring the impact of oral health problems on children's quality of life: conceptual and methodological issues Abstract Children are subject to oral health problems that can impact their own quality of life and that of their(More)
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