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Protocol - Professional Dental Care

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Description:

Interviewer-administered questions for adults to determine when the participant last visited the dentist and the purpose of the visit. These questions may also be administered to an adult as a proxy for a child.

Specific Instructions:

None

Protocol:

1. About how long has it been since {you/Sample Person} last visited a dentist? Include all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists.

1[ ]6 months or less

2[ ]More than 6 months, but not more than 1 year ago

3[ ]More than 1 year, but not more than 2 years ago

4[ ]More than 2 years, but not more than 3 years ago

5[ ]More than 3 years, but not more than 5 years ago

6[ ]More than 5 years ago

7[ ]Never have been

77[ ]Refused

99[ ]Dont Know

2. What was the main reason {you/Sample Person} last visited the dentist?

1[ ]Went in on own for check-up, examination, or cleaning

2[ ]Was called in by the dentist for check-up, examination, or cleaning

3[ ]Something was wrong, bothering or hurting {Me/Sample Person}

4[ ]Went for treatment of a condition that dentist discovered at earlier check-up or examination

5[ ]Other

7[ ]Refused

9[ ]Dont Know

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:

Infant, Toddler, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior, Pregnancy

Participants:

Participants ≥18 years old. May also be asked of children via a proxy.

Selection Rationale

The questions from a national survey are useful in assessing the periodicity of professional dental health care services.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Professional Dental Care Text 2966647 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Oral profess dental care proto 62602-8 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not applicable.

Source
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2004. Oral Health. Questions OHQ.030 (question 1) and OHQ.033 (question 2).
General References

None

Protocol ID:

81301

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX081301_Dentist_Last_Visit_Duration
PX081301010000 About how long has it been since {you/Sample more
Person} last visited a dentist? Include all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists. show less
Variable Mapping
PX081301_Dentist_Last_Visit_Reason
PX081301020000 What was the main reason {you/Sample Person} more
last visited the dentist? show less
N/A
Oral Health
Measure Name:

Professional Dental Care

Release Date:

December 30, 2009

Definition

A measure to determine information about a participant's last visit to the dentist.

Purpose

Professional dental care is necessary for the maintenance of oral health. The periodicity of visits to a dentist is a measure of access to dental health care and an indicator of a person's oral health status.

Keywords

Oral health, Professional dental care, Dental care, Dental exam, Dental cleaning, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey