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Table 2 ECOHIS extreme responses of children’s parents and reliability coefficients (n = 302)

From: Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the early childhood oral health impact scale (ECOHIS) in chilean population

Impacts Never Very often Cronbach’s alpha (ICC)a
n % n %  
CHILD IMPACTS 0.88 (0.81)
How often has your child had pain in the teeth, mouth or jaws 188 62.3 3 0.9 0.86
How often has your child because of dental problems or dental treatments?
 Had difficulty drinking hot or cold beverages 223 73.8 1 0.3 0.85
 Had difficulty eating some foods 216 71.5 1 0.3 0.85
 Had difficulty pronouncing any words 240 79.5 1 0.3 0.87
 Missed preschool, day care or school 252 83.4 0.86
 Had trouble sleeping 263 87.1 0.86
 Been irritable or frustrated 240 79.5 1 0.3 0.86
 Avoided smiling or laughing 279 92.4 0.87
 Avoided talking 283 93.7 0.88
FAMILY IMPACTS
How often have you or another family memb because of your child’s dental problems or treatment? 0.80 (0.75)
 Been upset 224 74.2 6 1.9 0.71
 Felt guilty 214 70.9 11 3.6 0.74
 Taken time off from work 248 82.4 1 0.3 0.76
How often has your child had dental problems or dental treatments that had a financial impact on your family? 252 83.7 3 1.0 0.77
  1. aICC Intraclass Correlation Coefficient