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A Brief Review on Children's Oral Health Related Quality of Life Measures in Dentistry

Anusha Divvi, Shivashankar Kengadaran, Daniel J Caplan, Shyam Sivasamy, Senthil Murugappan

Keywords : Instrument, Oral health, Oral health-related quality of Life

Citation Information : Divvi A, Kengadaran S, Caplan DJ, Sivasamy S, Murugappan S. A Brief Review on Children's Oral Health Related Quality of Life Measures in Dentistry. 2023; 13 (2):52-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1041

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 23-11-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Developing measurements for assessing oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children presents unique challenges. Oral health is greatly influenced by age, resulting in notable differences in OHRQoL between children and adults. While numerous tools exist for measuring adult OHRQoL, this complexity hinders the creation of suitable measurement instruments tailored to children and adolescents. However, developing instruments specifically for these younger populations enables researchers to pinpoint and explore OHRQoL factors unique to them, such as self-image, social acceptance, and the school environment. This paper aims to provide a concise overview of instruments designed to assess the OHRQoL in children.

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