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Validity of self-reported periodontal status in the Florida dental care study.
J Periodontol. 2007 Jul; 78(7 Suppl):1429-38.JP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Our objectives were to assess the validity of self-reported periodontal status by quantifying the 1) concordance between self-reported and clinical status at baseline; and 2) validity using a multivariable regression of self-reported periodontal status and sociodemographic status.

METHODS

The Florida Dental Care Study was a prospective study that used a population-based, stratified random sample of 873 persons in four counties of north Florida who were > or = 45 years of age at baseline. Analyses used baseline data derived from in-person interviews and clinical periodontal examinations. Multivariable logistic regressions were done to quantify the relationships between the outcome (clinically determined periodontal attachment level) and predictors (self-reported dental symptoms, self-reported dental behaviors, sociodemographic circumstances, and clinically determined number of remaining teeth).

RESULTS

Self-rated "gum" health and presence of a loose tooth were the only periodontal measures that were associated significantly with clinically determined periodontal status in multivariable regressions. The validity of self-reported periodontal status improved when the threshold of severity was increased. Significant racial differences in the validity of self-reports were evident.

CONCLUSION

Self-reported measures of periodontal status were related to clinically measured periodontal attachment loss and warranted classifying their validity as "moderate" and useful for some circumstances.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007, USA. ghg@uab.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17608614

Citation

Gilbert, Gregg H., and Mark S. Litaker. "Validity of Self-reported Periodontal Status in the Florida Dental Care Study." Journal of Periodontology, vol. 78, no. 7 Suppl, 2007, pp. 1429-38.
Gilbert GH, Litaker MS. Validity of self-reported periodontal status in the Florida dental care study. J Periodontol. 2007;78(7 Suppl):1429-38.
Gilbert, G. H., & Litaker, M. S. (2007). Validity of self-reported periodontal status in the Florida dental care study. Journal of Periodontology, 78(7 Suppl), 1429-38.
Gilbert GH, Litaker MS. Validity of Self-reported Periodontal Status in the Florida Dental Care Study. J Periodontol. 2007;78(7 Suppl):1429-38. PubMed PMID: 17608614.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Validity of self-reported periodontal status in the Florida dental care study. AU - Gilbert,Gregg H, AU - Litaker,Mark S, PY - 2007/8/19/pubmed PY - 2007/9/22/medline PY - 2007/8/19/entrez SP - 1429 EP - 38 JF - Journal of periodontology JO - J Periodontol VL - 78 IS - 7 Suppl N2 - BACKGROUND: Our objectives were to assess the validity of self-reported periodontal status by quantifying the 1) concordance between self-reported and clinical status at baseline; and 2) validity using a multivariable regression of self-reported periodontal status and sociodemographic status. METHODS: The Florida Dental Care Study was a prospective study that used a population-based, stratified random sample of 873 persons in four counties of north Florida who were > or = 45 years of age at baseline. Analyses used baseline data derived from in-person interviews and clinical periodontal examinations. Multivariable logistic regressions were done to quantify the relationships between the outcome (clinically determined periodontal attachment level) and predictors (self-reported dental symptoms, self-reported dental behaviors, sociodemographic circumstances, and clinically determined number of remaining teeth). RESULTS: Self-rated "gum" health and presence of a loose tooth were the only periodontal measures that were associated significantly with clinically determined periodontal status in multivariable regressions. The validity of self-reported periodontal status improved when the threshold of severity was increased. Significant racial differences in the validity of self-reports were evident. CONCLUSION: Self-reported measures of periodontal status were related to clinically measured periodontal attachment loss and warranted classifying their validity as "moderate" and useful for some circumstances. SN - 0022-3492 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17608614/Validity_of_self_reported_periodontal_status_in_the_Florida_dental_care_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1902/jop.2007.060199 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -