Development of oral health status indexes poses a set of theoretical and methodological challenges.
Athough the amount of work done on oral health indexes is far less that that done on general heath indexes, to date those developed share many of the same theoretical assumptions.
For the most part they have shared the dominant biomedical paradigm and the underlying theory of illness.
These theories significantly influence both the instruments developed to measure oral health and the methods of measurement adopted.
More recently alternative, holistic theories of illness have been proposed and there has been a shift from instruments focused on the provider to those focused on the patient and a move from objective to subjective measures of oral health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Indicateur, Santé, Cavité buccale, Dent, ORL, Méthode mesure, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Indicator, Health, Oral cavity, Tooth, ENT, Measurement method, Evaluation, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.