ROMANIAN ADAPTATION OF THE DENTINE HYPERSENSITIVITY EXPERIENCE QUESTIONNAIRE (DHEQ-15)

Emilia Bologa, Simona Stoleriu, Irina Nica, Angela Cristina Ghiorge, Galina Pancu, Gianina Iovan, Răzvan-Constantin Brânzan, Andrei Georgescu, Sorin Andrian

ABSTRACT

Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to validate and implement the Romanian version of DHEQ-15. Material and methods: A total of 132 questionnaires DHEQ-15 were distributed among senior dental students (6th year of study). The DHEQ-15 consists of 15 items with coded responses on 7-point Likert scales. The form was translated into Romanian using the forward-backward process. The standard descriptive methods were applied to determine the characteristics of the sample. Results: The response rate of the self-administered questionnaire was 87.87%. A total of 74 students (63.8%) declared that had experienced DH in the last month and 58% of them disagreed that this condition had a negative impact on their lives. The average total score recorded was 46.16 ± 19.680. Conclusions: This is the first study that validates the Romanian version of DHEQ-15. The findings of this research indicate that senior dental students do not consider that DH has a negative impact on their quality of life.

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