An empirically derived population-response model of the short form of the Oral Health Impact Profile

Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2006 Feb;34(1):18-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2006.00262.x.


Objective: The aim of this paper was to model the consequences of dental conditions from an empirical basis and to test the model's ability to predict response combinations.

Methods: The model was derived from responses to the short-form Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP14) obtained from a UK population sample of 5281 dentate adults. This model was then used to predict OHIP14 response combinations obtained from a sample of 3973 dentate and edentulous adults in Australia.

Findings: The empirically derived population-response model accounted for over 98% of response combinations of Australian dentate adults.

Conclusions: The empirically derived model followed a similar hierarchical pattern to the base model underlying the long-form version of the measure (thereby supporting the validity of the OHIP14 measure) and was strongly predictive of the pattern of responses obtained from Australian adults.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Australia
  • Dentition
  • Disabled Persons
  • Empirical Research*
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Mouth, Edentulous / physiopathology
  • Mouth, Edentulous / psychology
  • Oral Health*
  • Pain / physiopathology
  • Pain / psychology
  • Quality of Life*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Social Adjustment
  • Speech / physiology
  • Taste / physiology
  • United Kingdom