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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.36 No.4 December 2012. -

The aim of the study was to develop and to test psychometric properties of the Albanian language version of the Oral Health Impact Questionnaire OHIP-ALB49 in the new typical cultural context. The construct validity was tested: the convergent validity was tested on 389 subjects general population n=119, removable prosthodontic patients n=213 and students n=57, and the discriminative validity was tested in edentulous patients wearing dentures CDWs n= 180 and edentulous patients having no dentures at all n=33. The test retest reliability was tested on 57 subjects 27 dental students and 30 complete denture wearers, the internal consistency on 389 subjects, and the responsiveness on 33 patients with a treatment demand complete dentures. The significant association between the OHIP summary scores and the self-reported oral health p0.05. The internal consistency showed high Cronbach’s alpha 0.94 in general population and in prosthodontic patients, 0.96 in the student group. The responsiveness was confirmed by the statistically significant difference between the

mean OHIP score at the baseline and the follow-up p



Author: Venera Bimbashi - ; PhD Candidate, University of Zagreb, School of Dental Medicine, Dental Science, Zagreb, Croatia Asja Celebic

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