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Changes in preschool children's OHRQoL after treatment of dental caries: responsiveness of the B-ECOHIS

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Author(s):
Abanto, Jenny [1] ; Paiva, Saul Martins [2] ; Sheiham, Aubrey [3] ; Tsakos, Georgios [3] ; Mendes, Fausto Medeiros [1] ; Cordeschi, Thais [1] ; Vidigal, Evelyn Alvarez [1] ; Bonecker, Marcelo [1]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Pediat Dent & Orthodont, Fac Dent, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Dept Pediat Dent & Orthodont, Fac Dent, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[3] UCL, Dept Epidemiol & Publ Hlth, 1-19 Torrington Pl, London - England
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry; v. 26, n. 4, p. 259-265, JUL 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 14
Abstract

BackgroundOral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) measures should be tested for responsiveness to change if they are to be used as outcomes in randomized clinical trials. AimTo assess the responsiveness of the Brazilian ECOHIS (B-ECOHIS) to dental treatment of dental caries. MethodsOne hundred parents of 3- to 5-year-old children completed the B-ECOHIS prior to their children's treatment and 7-14days after completion of treatment. The post-treatment questionnaire also included a global transition judgment that assessed parent's perceptions of change in their children's oral health following treatment. Change scores, longitudinal construct validity, standardized effect sizes (ES) and standardized response mean (SRM) were calculated. ResultsImprovements in children's oral health after treatment were reflected in mean pre- and post-treatment B-ECOHIS scores. They declined considerably significantly from 17.4 to 1.6 (P<0.0001), as did the individual domain scores (P<0.0001). There were significant differences in the pre- and post-treatment scores of children who reported little improvement (P<0.0001) as well as in those who reported large improvements (P<0.0001). The ES and SRM based on change scores mean for total scores and for categories of global transitions judgments were large. ConclusionsDental treatment resulted in significant improvement of the preschool children's OHRQoL. The B-ECOHIS is responsive. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/10330-8 - CONSERVATIVE VERSUS NON-CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT FOR SEVERE DENTAL CARIES IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AND ITS IMPACT ON ORAL HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE, ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASURES, SPACE LOSS AND ANXIETY: RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
Grantee:Jenny Haydee Abanto Alvarez
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral