Cross - cultural adaptation and preliminary validation of the Turkish version of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale among 5-6-year-old children

Peker K., UYSAL Ö., Bermek G.

HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES, vol.9, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1477-7525-9-118
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Quality of life, oral health, reliability and validity, child, preschool, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, PARENTAL PERCEPTIONS, LANGUAGE VERSION, ECOHIS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: In Turkey, formal pre-primary education for children 5-6 years old provides the ideal setting for school-based oral health promotion programs and oral health care services. To develop effective oral health promotion programs, there is a need to assess this target group's subjective oral health needs as well as clinical needs. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) is a well-known instrument for assessing oral health quality of life in children aged 0-5 years old and their families. This study aimed to adapt the ECOHIS for children 5-6 years old in a Turkish-speaking community and to undertake a preliminary investigation of its psychometric properties.