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January 2021 Vol. 9 No.1

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(1) pp. 001-005, January, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4444664


Original Research Article

Predicting Orthodontic Treatment Need: Reliability and Validity of the Demand for Orthodontic Treatment Questionnaire among Middle School Students, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

 
 
 

Dr. Arwa Ahmed Fallatah1*, Dr. Walaa Abdulkareem Altowairqi2, Dr. Njood Talal Alshareef3, Dr. Anwar Mohammed Alzahrani4, Dr. Waleed Ghazi Taju5, Dr. Sarah Wajdi Taher6

 

1General Dentist –Waly Alahd, Mecca, 24353 SA
2General Dentist, Taif, SA
3General Dentist
4General Dentist
5Asistant professor in orthodontics at UQUDENT
6Asistant professor in orthodontics at UQUDENT

*Corresponding Authors Email: Walaatowairqi@hotmail.com

Received: 26 December 2020  I  Accepted: 10 January 2021  I  Published: 17 January 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-20-216
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

 

Abstract

 

The objective of this study was to set a pattern predicting orthodontic treatment demand. This is a cross-sectional study where participants were randomly selected from a female teenage population in middle schools in the city of Makkah. The measures were selected from a questionnaire that includes a set of self-assessed measures dealing with self-esteem, Treatment need was assessed by Dental Health Component of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need grading. The analysis show that (Perceived Malocclusion, Dental Self-Esteem, need for Dental Comparison, coping with Malocclusion and Treatment Demand) measures are reliable and can indeed predict the need for treatment, as measured by DHC. Perceived Malocclusion, Dental Self-Esteem, need for Dental Comparison, coping with Malocclusion and Treatment Demand) measures are reliable and can indeed predict the need for treatment, as measured by DHC.

Keywords: Malocclusion; Middle School Students, Orthodontic Treatment Need Indices (OTNI), Predicting orthodontic treatment














 






























 
























 







 








 





















 









































































 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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