Measuring oral health from a public health perspective

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dc.contributor.author Johansson, Gunvi
dc.contributor.author Söderfeldt, Björn
dc.contributor.author Gerdin, Elisabeth W
dc.contributor.author Halling, Arne
dc.contributor.author Axtelius, Björn
dc.contributor.author Östberg, Anna-Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-19T06:15:26Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-19T06:15:26Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 0347-9994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7122
dc.description.abstract The paper aims to analyse measures of oral health-related quality of life (OHQOL) from a Public Health perspective. Twenty-two measures were analysed conceptually as to their mirroring of the Public Health principles: empowerment, participation, holism and equity. Elements of empowerment were found in connection with application of the measures. Participation was found in using lay opinions during development in 12 measures. All measures analysed had elements of a holistic approach so far that they were not wholly biological. Two measures captured positive health effects. Measures were available for all ages, various languages and populations, an element of equity. No measure was wholly compatible with Public Health. They were based on a utilitarian theory not in full accordance with modern health promotion. There is a need to develop measures that more obviously capture the positive aspects of health and health as a process, as well as the personal perspective of oral health en
dc.format.extent 13
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Measuring oral health from a public health perspective en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Swedish Dental Journal;3 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 32 en
dc.format.ePage 137
dc.format.sPage 125
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