Appukuttan DP

Dr, Department of Periodontics, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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  • Original Article   
    Linguistic Adaptation and Psychometric Properties of Tamil Version of General Oral Health Assessment Index‑Tml
    Author(s): Appukuttan DP*, Vinayagavel M, Balasundaram A, Damodaran LK, Shivaraman P and Gunasshegaran K

    Background: Oral health has an impact on quality of life hence for research purpose validation of a Tamil version of General Oral Health Assessment Index would enable it to be used as a valuable tool among Tamil speaking population. Aim: In this study, we aimed to assess the psychometric properties of translated Tamil version of General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI‑Tml). Subjects and Methods: Linguistic adaptation involved forward and backward blind translation process. Reliability was analyzed using test‑retest, Cronbach alpha, and split half reliability. Inter‑item and item‑total correlation were evaluated using Spearman rank correlation. Convenience sampling was done, and 265 consecutive patients aged 20–70 years attending the outpatient department were recruited. Subjects were requested to fill a self‑reporting questio.. Read More»

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