International Journal of Medical Science and Dental Research , vol.4, no.4, pp.6-21, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
Evaluation of the oral health related quality of life(QoL) of children along with dental examination is critical to reveal the consequences of dental problems. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire(CPQ) is one of the scales used for evaluating the QoL of children. It was aimed to develop the Turkish version of CPQ8-10(T-CPQ8-10) and to evaluate the psychometric properties of this version. Methods: The CPQ8-10 was translated, a pilot-study assessed comprehensibility, and scale's adaptation was completed. The data was collected with T-CPQ8-10. Dental examination was performed. Confirmatory-factor-analysis for construct validity, item analysis, item-discrimination-index for discriminant validity, and Cronbach-Alpha-internal consistency-coefficient for reliability were calculated. Results: Totally 213 children (108 females,105 males) with a mean age of 9.38±0.75 participated. The mean CPQ8-10 was 15.31±10.82, Cronbach’s alpha for the total scale was 0.871. Items were statistically discriminant and significant. The total and sub-scales were statistically-significantly related. CPQ8–10 scores and global ratings were positively correlated (<0.001).