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Protocol - Oral Hygiene - Personal Care

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Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

These interview-administered questions were administered during a participant visit that included a complete dental examination. They address an individual's dental hygiene, including the frequency of brushing and flossing.

Protocol:

1. How often do you brush your teeth?

[ ] 0 Do not

[ ] 1 1/day

[ ] 2 2/day

[ ] 3 >2/day

[ ] 4 Sporadically

[ ] 5 Not applicable (Full Dentures, Upper and Lower—FDUL)

[ ] 6 1 or 2/day

[ ] 9 Unknown (missing)

2. Do you use dental floss?

[ ] 0 No

[ ] 1 Rarely

[ ] 2 1–3x/week

[ ] 3 Daily

[ ] 4 Not applicable (Full Dentures, Upper and Lower—FDUL)

[ ] 9 Unknown (missing)

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don't know" response is provided.

*There are multiple modes to administer this question (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Specific Instructions:

None

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

December 30, 2009

Definition

A measure to assess the frequency of brushing and flossing one's teeth.

Purpose

Oral hygiene is an indicator of a person's self-care practices and can be predictive of a person's oral health status.

Selection Rationale

The questions from a national survey provide useful information on a person's oral hygiene practices.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Person Oral Hygiene Text2966492CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Oral hygiene proto62594-7LOINC

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

National Institute on Aging (NIA), Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA). Dental Examination. Questions 7 (question 1) and 8 (question 2).

General References

None

Protocol ID:

80901

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX080901_Brush_Teeth_FrequencyPX080901010000How often do you brush your teeth?4N/A
PX080901_Use_Dental_FlossPX080901020000Do you use dental floss?4N/A