Which Aspects of an Oral Health-Related Quality of Life Measure Are Mainly Associated With Global Ratings of Oral Health in Children?

Which aspects of an oral health-related quality of life measure are mainly associated with global ratings of oral health in children?

Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2013 Jul 24;
Krisdapong S, Sheiham A

To assess the associations of global subjective ratings of oral health with different aspects of an oral health-related quality of life measure, namely total Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP) and Child-Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (Child-OIDP) scores, extent and intensity of oral impacts, the different performance scores and oral impacts attributed to certain groups of oral conditions.This study was part of the Sixth Thailand National Oral Health Survey. One thousand and sixty-six 12-year-olds and 815 15-year-olds were interviewed on their OHRQoL using Child-OIDP and OIDP indices, respectively, and rated their overall oral problems on 3-point and 5-point scales, respectively. Associations of global rating of oral health with different Child-OIDP/OIDP outcome variables were estimated using Spearman’s rank correlations and logistic regressions.Child-OIDP/OIDP scores were significantly associated with global ratings. Intensity was associated with global ratings, whereas extent was not. Impacts of ‘very little’ intensity were associated with a slightly higher chance of having poorer oral health perceptions. Global ratings were associated most with oral impacts attributed to dental caries, but not with the impacts related to natural process, such as eruption. Eating, cleaning teeth, emotional stability and smiling, plus social contact in 15-year-olds were performances associated with global ratings. Fifteen-year-old girls were more likely to perceive more oral problems than boys.Associations of global ratings of oral health with Child-OIDP/OIDP scores were mainly due to the intensity of impacts. Global ratings were related to multidimensional aspects of children’s quality of life. HubMed – eating

Healthy buddies™ reduces body mass index z-score and waist circumference in aboriginal children living in remote coastal communities.

J Sch Health. 2013 Sep; 83(9): 605-13
Ronsley R, Lee AS, Kuzeljevic B, Panagiotopoulos C

Aboriginal children are at increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. Healthy Buddies™-First Nations (HB) is a curriculum-based, peer-led program promoting healthy eating, physical activity, and self-esteem.Although originally designed as a pilot pre-/post-analysis of 3 remote Aboriginal schools that requested and received HB training, one school did not implement the program and was used as a control group. Outcomes included changes in body mass index z-score (zBMI), waist circumference (WC), blood pressure (BP), self-esteem, health behavior, and knowledge over 1 school year in kindergarten to grade 12 children.There was a significant decrease in zBMI (1.10 to 1.04, p?=?.028) and WC (77.1 to 75.0?cm, p?HubMed – eating

Relationship between eating behaviors and physical activity among primary and secondary school students: results of a cross-sectional study.

J Sch Health. 2013 Sep; 83(9): 597-604
Morin P, Turcotte S, Perreault G

With a view toward developing concerted efforts in fostering healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle among young people, a study was carried out to explore associations between eating behavior and physical activity (PA).In the school district, questionnaires were completed at home by parents of primary school children (N?=?8612) and by secondary school youth (N?=?5250) during a break in the schedule. The rates of response were 79% and 83%, respectively. Inferential and descriptive analyses were performed.The results indicate significant differences between the eating behaviors of young people who engage in 60?minutes of daily PA and those who are sedentary. The physically active children were generally more likely to eat fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain products and to have breakfast (p?HubMed – eating