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BACKGROUND Information on the impact of oral health on quality of life of children younger than 8 years is mostly based on parental reports, as methodological and conceptual challenges have hindered the development of relevant validated self-reported measures. This study aimed to develop and assess the reliability and validity of a new self-reported oral(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Child-OIDP for use among children in the UK and report on the prevalence of oral impacts in a sample of schoolchildren in Westminster. METHODS Children aged 10-11 years in the final year of primary school (year 6) were selected from seven schools where annual screenings are carried out. A total of(More)
Data sourcesThe databases Embase, Medline, CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, clinical trials.gov and controlled-trials.com were searched. Reference lists of reviewed articles and eligible trials were also searched, and toothpaste and toothbrush manufactures were contacted.Study(More)
BACKGROUND With the prevalence of child obesity increasing worldwide, and the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages identified as a major contributor to obesity in adolescents, there is a need for effective interventions aimed at dietary behaviour change in this group. Primary dental care settings are in an ideal position to influence adolescents'(More)
BACKGROUND To explore the factors predicting preventive behaviours among NHS dentists in Camden, Islington and Haringey in London, using constructs from the Theory of Planned Behaviour. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of NHS dentists working in North Central London was conducted. A self-completed questionnaire based on the theoretical framework of the(More)
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