Percepção da fluorose dentária e avaliação da concordância entre pais e filhos: Validação de um instrumento

Translated title of the contribution: Perceptions of dental fluorosis and evaluation of agreement between parents and children: Validation of a questionnaire

Gabriela Eugênio de Sousa Furtado, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa, Taís de Souza Barbosa, Ronaldo Seichi Wada, Esperanza de Los Angeles Martínez-Mier, Maria Eneide Leitão de Almeida

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Abstract

This study aimed to validate the Child's and Parent's Questionnaire about Teeth Appearance and to evaluate concerns relative to fluorosis among 213 pairs of parents and 12-year-old children from two regions of Brazil. Reliability was assessed by Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient, and construct and criterion validity by Spearman's correlations. Student t-test was used to compare the two regions and to assess parent/child agreement. Internal consistency was acceptable, and test-retest reliability was moderate to excellent. Perception of moderate to severe fluorosis and clinical data were significantly correlated, as were perception of fluorosis and subjects' concerns. Although parents from Rafael Arruda, Ceará State, showed a higher perception of fluorosis, parental concern was greater in Piracicaba, São Paulo State. Parents were more worried and dissatisfied with their children's dental appearance than the children themselves. This version of the questionnaire proved to be valid and reliable for assessing children's and parents' perceptions of dental fluorosis.

Translated title of the contributionPerceptions of dental fluorosis and evaluation of agreement between parents and children: Validation of a questionnaire
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1493-1505
Number of pages13
JournalCadernos de Saude Publica
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Dental fluorosis
  • Perception
  • Questionnaires
  • Validation studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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