Assessing oral health-related quality of life: findings from the normative aging study.

@article{Kressin1996AssessingOH,
  title={Assessing oral health-related quality of life: findings from the normative aging study.},
  author={Nancy R. Kressin and A. G. Spiro and Rebecca Bosse and Rowena Garcia and Lewis Kazis},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={416-27}
}
The contribution of oral health to health-related quality of life (HQOL) has seldom been examined. This study was designed to develop and validate a measure of oral health-related quality of life (OHQOL), examine relations between OHQOL and HQOL, and explore OHQOL's relation to problem-based dental care utilization in a sample of 1,242 older men, using data gathered by a mail survey. Factor analysis of eight oral health items revealed that three items related to the impact of oral conditions on… CONTINUE READING