The psychosocial effects of severe caries in 4-year-old children in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

@article{Feitosa2005ThePE,
  title={The psychosocial effects of severe caries in 4-year-old children in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.},
  author={Sandra Feitosa and Viviane Colares and Jimmy R. Pinkham},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={1550-6}
}
The aim of this study was to analyze the psychosocial effects of severe caries in 4-year-old children in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. The clinical examination was conducted by a single examiner in order to select children with severe caries and caries-free (kappa = 1). Of the 861 children examined, 77 (8.1%) had severe caries and 225 (23.6%) were caries-free. Data were collected by applying validated questionnaires answered by the parents or guardians. Most of the parents or guardians of… CONTINUE READING

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