Dental Hypotheses

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--5

Validation of Questionnaires in Screening for Restorative Treatment Need among 15-, 21-, and 40-year olds


Antti Kamppi1, A. Paananen2, A. Laajala3, S. Karki2, K. Kukkola4, E. Molkoselka4, A. Makynen4, M.L. Laitala3, J. Päkkilä5, Vuokko Anttonen3, Tarja Tanner3 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2 Department of Cariology, Endodontology and Paediatric Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3 Department of Cariology, Endodontology and Paediatric Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu; Medical Research Center, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4 Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5 Research Unit of Mathematical Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Correspondence Address:
Antti Kamppi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, University of Helsinki, PL 41 (Haartmaninkatu 1), 00290 Helsingin yliopisto
Finland

Introduction: This cross-sectional study aims to investigate the association between three age-specific questionnaires in three age groups and restorative dental treatment need. Materials and methods: Three separate questionnaires were designed on etiology of dental caries in different age groups. Randomly selected 15- (n = 36), 21- (n = 21), and 40-year-old (n = 45) subjects answered these questionnaires. Responses were compared to restorative treatment need (DT) according to the clinical oral examination, which calibrated examiner performed. Results: Responses to questionnaires were only indicative in prediction of restorative treatment need at individual level. Kappa values for 15-, 21-, and 40-year olds, between responses and restorative treatment need were 0.01, 0.44, and 0.33, respectively. Conclusion: The need for restorative care could plausible be screened with a questionnaire among the 21- and 40-year olds, but not among 15-year olds in a country with low caries prevalence. Further development of questionnaires and studies are needed.


How to cite this article:
Kamppi A, Paananen A, Laajala A, Karki S, Kukkola K, Molkoselka E, Makynen A, Laitala M, Päkkilä J, Anttonen V, Tanner T. Validation of Questionnaires in Screening for Restorative Treatment Need among 15-, 21-, and 40-year olds.Dent Hypotheses 2022;13:1-5


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Kamppi A, Paananen A, Laajala A, Karki S, Kukkola K, Molkoselka E, Makynen A, Laitala M, Päkkilä J, Anttonen V, Tanner T. Validation of Questionnaires in Screening for Restorative Treatment Need among 15-, 21-, and 40-year olds. Dent Hypotheses [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 20 ];13:1-5
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