A high school student along with researcher from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, performed an observational study to understand the distribution of the Oral-Health Impact Profile (OHIP5) scores in a general adult population seeking care in a private, suburban dental clinic.
‘Oral-Health Impact Profile (OHIP5) Survey distribution improves private dental care.’
Participants were adult patients seeking care in a clinic who were administered the OHIP5 survey upon arrival. This survey was filled out as a paper copy and additionally included demographic questions (race, ethnicity, gender and age) for additional analysis.
A chi-square test for homogeneity is performed, which determined no difference between the score distributions between females and males.
Understanding the distribution of OHIP5 scores between men and women of an adult population seeking care in a private, suburban dental clinic allows for dental practitioners to further improve the care that they provide and allows for them to enhance their treatment plans.