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A survey of consultants and specialists in restorative dentistry on their use of health-related quality of life questionnaires.
Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2007 Sep; 15(3):122-6.EJ

Abstract

A national survey of 178 consultants and specialists in restorative dentistry was undertaken to assess their use of health-related quality of life questionnaires in patients having oral rehabilitation following treatment for oral cancer. The response rate was 74% (132). 42% treated patients following oral cancer, 25% forming part of the head and neck multidisciplinary team. Only 19% had ever used questionnaires. Main barriers to their use were lack of experience with evaluation (27%), lack of staff to administer questionnaires (21%) and insufficient time (18%). Few clinicians thought that questionnaires were not clinically relevant or that no suitable instrument existed. In order to facilitate the use of an oral rehabilitation-specific questionnaire in clinical practice there needs to be greater awareness of the potential benefits, training in the process and the means of reducing the administrative burden.

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University Hospital Aintree, Aintree Trust, Liverpool.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17970319

Citation

Pace-Balzan, Adrian, et al. "A Survey of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry On Their Use of Health-related Quality of Life Questionnaires." The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, vol. 15, no. 3, 2007, pp. 122-6.
Pace-Balzan A, Butterworth CJ, Dawson L, et al. A survey of consultants and specialists in restorative dentistry on their use of health-related quality of life questionnaires. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2007;15(3):122-6.
Pace-Balzan, A., Butterworth, C. J., Dawson, L., Lowe, D., & Rogers, S. N. (2007). A survey of consultants and specialists in restorative dentistry on their use of health-related quality of life questionnaires. The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry, 15(3), 122-6.
Pace-Balzan A, et al. A Survey of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry On Their Use of Health-related Quality of Life Questionnaires. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2007;15(3):122-6. PubMed PMID: 17970319.
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