Reisine et al determined the oral health status of patients with dental conditions. The authors are from the University of Connecticut in Farmington.
NOTE: The measures are based on those reported in the paper, but some have been modified to simplify implementation.
(1) self report of oral health status
(2) oral functioning
(3) dental pain
Oral health status was based on the person's view of his/her overall oral health. It is reported using a visual analogue scale (VAS) from 1 to 10, with 1 excellent and 10 extremely poor.
Oral Health VAS
1 to 3
4 to 6
7 to 10
Oral functioning - discomfort or distress associated with
(3) clicking of temporomandibular joint
(4) appearance of teeth
These were graded using visual analogue scale (VAS) from 0 to 6, graded as for pain (the paper describes use of a 7 point scale).
(1) frequency of dental pain (Modification: record frequency as constant, daily, several days per week, weekly, monthly, rare)
(2) total pain severity using a visual analogue scale (VAS) from 0 to 6, with 0 none and 6 extremely severe
0.1 to 1.9
2.0 to 3.9
4.0 to 6.0
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