agreement with a set standard of performance; dtermination of accuracy and consistency between examiners to standardize procedures and gain reliability of recorded findings. Examiners who collecte detnal index data for epidemiological research or community health assessment are trained to measure the index in exactly the same way each time
a multifaceted process of identifying factors that affect the oral health status of a selected population.
community oral health assessment
peices of info collected using measurements and/or counts
the process of gathering info (through the used of tools such as dental indices)
the study of the relationships of various factors that determine the frequency and distribution of diseases in the human community; sutdy of health and disease in populations
the rate at which a certain event occurs, as the number of new cases of a specific disease occurring during a certain period of time
a graduated, nmeric scale with upper and lower limits; scores on the scale correspond to a specific criterion for individuals or populations;
describes oral status by expressing clinical observations as numeric values
a factor that typically characterizes a disease or health condition; a factor measured and analyzed to describe health status. Dental indices described in this chapter measure oral health _________
a trial run of a planned study using a small sample to pretest an instrument, survey, or questionnaire.
an inactive substance or preparation with no intrinsic therapeutic value given to satisfy a pt's symbolic need for drug therapy; used in controlled research studies in a form identical in appearance to the material being tested
the toal number of cases of a specific disease or condition in existence in a given population at a certain time.
teeth used for epidemiologic studies of periodontal diseases. the maxillary right and mandibular left first molars, maxillary left and mandibular right first premolars, and maxillary left and mandibular right central incisors
ramfjord index teeth
ability of an index or test procedure to measure consistently at different times and under a variety of conditions; reproducibility; consistency
a portion or subset of an entire population
assessment of many individuals to disclose certain characteristics or diseases in a population
brief assessment for initial evaluation and classification of need for additional examination and tx planning
refers to the state or condition of an individual or population
the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of outcome-specific data for use in planning, implementing, and evaluating the effect of public health programs and practices
ability of an index or test procedure to measure what it is intended to measure.