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Applicability of an abbreviated version of the Child-OIDP inventory among primary schoolchildren in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mtaya, M.
dc.contributor.author Åstrøm, A.N.
dc.contributor.author Tsakos, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-15T13:12:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-15T13:12:24Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Mtaya, M., Åstrøm, A., & Tsakos, G. (2007). Applicability of an abbreviated version of the Child-OIDP inventory among primary schoolchildren in Tanzania. Health and quality of life outcomes, 5(1), 40.
dc.identifier.issn 1477-7525-5-40
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1186/1477-7525-5-40
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/495
dc.description.abstract Background: There is a need for studies evaluating oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) of children in developing countries. Aim: to assess the psychometric properties, prevalence and perceived causes of the child version of oral impact on daily performance inventory (Child-OIDP) among school children in two sociodemographically different districts of Tanzania. Socio-behavioral and clinical correlates of children's OHRQoL were also investigated. Method: One thousand six hundred and one children (mean age 13 yr, 60.5% girls) attending 16 (urban and rural) primary schools in Kinondoni and Temeke districts completed a survey instrument in face to face interviews and participated in a full mouth clinical examination. The survey instrument was designed to measure a Kiswahili translated and culturally adapted Child- OIDP frequency score, global oral health indicators and socio-demographic factors. Results: The Kiswahili version of the Child-OIDP inventory preserved the overall concept of the original English version and revealed good reliability in terms of Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.77 (Kinondoni: 0.62, Temeke: 0.76). Weighted Kappa scores from a test-retest were 1.0 and 0.8 in Kinondoni and Temeke, respectively. Validity was supported in that the OIDP scores varied systematically and in the expected direction with self-reported oral health measures and sociobehavioral indicators. Confirmatory factor analyses, CFA, confirmed three dimensions identified initially by Principle Component Analysis within the OIDP item pool. A total of 28.6% of the participants had at least one oral impact. The area specific rates for Kinondoni and Temeke were 18.5% and 45.5%. The most frequently reported impacts were problems eating and cleaning teeth, and the most frequently reported cause of impacts were toothache, ulcer in mouth and position of teeth. Conclusion: This study showed that the Kiswahili version of the Child-OIDP was applicable for use among schoolchildren in Tanzania. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Oral Health;doi:10.1186/1477-7525-5-40
dc.subject OIDP en_GB
dc.subject Tanzania en_GB
dc.subject School children
dc.title Applicability of an abbreviated version of the Child-OIDP inventory among primary schoolchildren in Tanzania en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB


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