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Table 2 Comparison of item content and item impact of the ECOHIS and the 16- and 8-item versions of the P-CPQ scales (Wellington sample only)

From: Comparison of the ECOHIS and short-form P-CPQ and FIS scales

   Short-form scale    
Item Domaina ECOHIS-child P-CPQ-16 P-CPQ-8 Prevalenceb Meanc Impactd
Pain in the teeth, lips, jaws or mouth OS Included Included Included 66.2 2.5 166
Food caught in or between the teeth OS   Included Included 61.0 2.4 146
Been upset EW Included Included Included 56.9 2.5 142
Bad breath OS   Included   53.3 2.5 133
Been irritable or frustrated EW Included Included Included 49.2 2.6 128
Difficulty biting or chewing firm foods FL Included Included Included 45.6 2.6 119
Taken longer than others to eat a meal FL   Included Included 44.1 2.7 119
Had trouble sleeping FL Included Included   45.6 2.4 109
Breathed through the mouth FL   Included   42.6 2.4 102
Had difficulty drinking or eating hot or cold foods FL Included    40.0 2.4 96
Been anxious or fearful EW   Included   37.9 2.5 95
Acted shy or embarrassed EW   Included   25.1 2.3 58
Missed school or preschool SW Included Included Included 23.1 2.4 55
Food stuck in the roof of the mouth OS   Included   19.0 2.5 48
Had difficulty saying any words FL Included    19.0 2.4 46
Not wanted to talk to other children SW   Included Included 16.9 2.2 37
Had a hard time paying attention in school SW   Included   12.8 2.6 33
Avoided smiling or laughing when around other children SW Included Included   12.8 2.2 28
  1. aOS = Oral Symptoms; FL = Functional Limitations; EW = Emotional Well-being; SW = Social Well-being.
  2. bPercentage reporting it ‘Sometimes’, ‘Often’, or ‘Every day or almost every day’.
  3. cMean item score among those reporting it ‘Sometimes’, ‘Often’, or ‘Every day or almost every day’.
  4. dThe product of the prevalence multiplied by the mean score.