Marlene Stephens

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Oral-health-related quality of life measures that exist are designed for adults. This study aimed to develop and evaluate the CPQ(11-14), a self-report measure of the impact of oral and oro-facial conditions on 11- to 14-year-old children. An item pool was generated with the use of a literature review and interviews with health professionals, parents, and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the P-CPQ, a measure of parental/caregiver perceptions of the oral health-related quality of life of children. This forms one component of the Child Oral Health Quality of Life Questionnaire (COHQOL). METHODS An item pool was developed through a review of existing child health questionnaires and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the Family Impact Scale, a measure of the family impact of child oral and oro-facial disorders. This formed one component of the Child Oral Health Quality of Life Instrument. METHODS The scale was developed using a process described by Guyatt et al. (1987) and Juniper et al. (1996). An item pool(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper compares the performance of the GOHAI and the OHIP-14 as measures of the oral health-related quality of life of the compromised elderly. METHODS Data were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of 225 participants, most of whom lived in a large geriatric care centre. RESULTS The mean age of subjects was 83 years and the majority(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the agreement between mothers and children concerning the child's oral health-related quality of life. METHODS A total of 42 pairs of mothers and children aged 11-14 years with oral and orofacial conditions completed the parental (PPQ) and child (CPQ(11-4)) components of the Child Oral Health Quality of Life Questionnaire. The PPQ and(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the oral health-related quality of life of a population of medically compromised individuals most of whom lived within a long-term care centre. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey with data collected by means of a personal interview and a review of dental records. Subjects 225 subjects with a mean age of 83(More)
AIMS This study investigated the associations between xerostomia (dry mouth) (low, moderate and high) with other categorical variables (e.g. demographic and health status indicators). This paper aims to report on the severity of xerostomia in the elderly population and investigate the relationship with other aspects of perceived health. METHOD Data were(More)