Developing a schedule of normative denture treatment need.

G. A. McNaugher, I. C. Benington, R. Freeman

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    OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to assess the reliability and validity of a schedule to determine the normative denture treatment needs of older people. DESIGN: The design used assessed inter-examiner reliability (criterion validity), test-retest reliability, and content and face validity of the schedule. SETTING: The inter-examiner reliability study took place in a Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, the remainder of the work took place in a community setting. RESULTS: The results showed that the schedule in terms of an index performed well with reasonable inter-examiner and test-retest reliability. Difficulties however were encountered with regard to subjective judgements about denture quality and design; consequently, there was modest inter-examiner agreement for stability, retention, and occlusal balance. CONCLUSIONS: The findings from this preliminary work suggest that the schedule may be useful in the assessment of normative denture treatment need in a community setting. Nevertheless more work will be required to obtain further information on the validity of this new assessment measure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-50
    Number of pages10
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dentistry(all)
    • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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