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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 individual's dental hygiene, including the frequency of brushing and flossing.

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:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

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 "don't 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.

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

The questions from a national survey provide useful information on a person's 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
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

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? 4 N/A
PX080901_Use_Dental_Floss PX080901020000 Do you use dental floss? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
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