What frames of reference underlie self-ratings of oral health?

  title={What frames of reference underlie self-ratings of oral health?},
  author={David D Locker and John Maggirias and Evelyn Wexler},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  volume={69 2},
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the referents and meanings that underlie self-ratings of oral health and to determine whether they vary by participants' characteristics. METHODS Semistructured interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 80 adults who were asked to rate their oral health and explain the reasons for their ratings. The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed in full, and subject to a content analysis that involved identification and coding of their… CONTINUE READING

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