|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
September, 2014, Vol. 16, No. 3
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Validation of a Latvian and a Russian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile for use among adults
Jolanta Pugaca, Ilga Urtane, Pertti Pirttiniemi, Irena Rogovska
Background. The need for appraisal of oral health-related quality of life has been increasingly recognized over the last decades. The aim of this study was to develope a Latvian and a Russian version and test the validity of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) for use among adults in Latvia.
Methods. The original English version of the OHIP-49 was translated using the forward-backward technique, pilot-tested, and then applied to 60 adults aged 18 years and above. The questionnaire was filled out during face-to-face interviews conducted by one specialist.
The internal consistency of the questionnaire was evaluated using Cronbach’s alpha (α) coefficient and inter-item and item-total correlations. Discriminant and convergent validities were assessed.
Results. Cronbach’s α was estimated to be 0.96. Inter-item correlations coefficients ranged from 0.19 to 0.91, with averige value 0.35, while item-total correlations coefficients from 0.14 to 0.86.
Conclusions. The OHIP-49 is a reliable and valid questionnaire for the assessment of OHRQoL among adults in Latvia.
Key words: oral health impact profile, validation, OHRQoL
Received: 09 01 2014
Accepted for publishing: 26 09 2014
1Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Stomatology, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
Jolanta Pugaca1 – D.D.S., Dr. Med.
Ilga Urtane1 – D.D.S., Dr. Med., prof.
Pertti Pirttiniemi2 – D.D.S., prof.
Irena Rogovska3 – M.D., PhD
Address correspondence to Dr. Jolanta Pugaca, Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Stomatology, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia. Dzirciema iela 20, Riga LV- 1007, Riga, Latvia.
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