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Protocol - Oral Hygiene - Personal Care

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Description:

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

Specific Instructions:

None

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)

Protocol Name from Source:

Availability:

Publicly available

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 "dont 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
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Participants ≥12 years of age.

Selection Rationale

The questions from a national survey provide useful information on a persons oral hygiene practices.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Oral Hygiene Text 2966492 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Oral hygiene proto 62594-7 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not applicable.

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_Frequency PX080901010000 How often do you brush your teeth? N/A
PX080901_Use_Dental_Floss PX080901020000 Do you use dental floss? Variable Mapping
Oral Health
Measure Name:

Oral Hygiene - Personal Care

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.

Keywords

Oral health, Oral hygiene, Tooth brushing, Dental flossing, Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging