Applicability of an abbreviated version of the oral impacts on daily performances (OIDP) scale for use among Tanzanian students.

@article{Masalu2003ApplicabilityOA,
  title={Applicability of an abbreviated version of the oral impacts on daily performances (OIDP) scale for use among Tanzanian students.},
  author={Joyce Rose Paul Masalu and Anne N {\AA}str\om},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={7-14}
}
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 indicators including the eight-item OIDP frequency scores. After a period of 4 weeks, 228 students (mean age 24.6 years, response rate 65%) were… CONTINUE READING

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