Reliability of patient reports on compliance.

  title={Reliability of patient reports on compliance.},
  author={G. Sahm and Andreas Bartsch and Emil Witt},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  volume={12 4},
The reliability of subjective estimates of patient appliance wear plays a critical role in scientific research on compliance just as in everyday orthodontic practice. This problem was subjected to scrutiny by means of the recently developed electronic timing device and psychological investigations. Over several months 53 patients between 9 and 14 years of age treated with bionators were followed. Included were objective measurement of wearing time, judgements on compliance by patients, parents… CONTINUE READING