The Open Dentistry Journal

ISSN: 1874-2106 ― Volume 14, 2020

Oral Health Impact Profile Scale Applied to Periodontal Disease: Relationship with Sociodemographic Variables in General Population and Clinic Samples from Monterrey, Mexico

Norma Idalia Rodríguez Franco1, *, José Moral de la Rubia2
1 Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Dr. Eduardo Aguirre Pequeño and Silao. Col. Mitras Centro. Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Zip Code 64460
2 Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, c/ Dr. Carlos Canseco No. 110, corner with Dr. Eduardo Aguirre Pequeño. Col. Mitras Centro. Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Zip Code 64460



The Oral Health Impact Profile applied to Periodontal Disease (OHIP-14-PD) shows good metric properties and great potential for its application in research and clinical practice.


To evaluate OHIP-14-PD capability to detect associations with sociodemographic variables, to verify whether the OHIP-14-PD can differentiate between a General Population Sample (GPS) and a Dental Clinic Sample (DCS), and to establish whether there are interaction effects between the two samples and sociodemographic variables.


The OHIP-14-PD was applied to two non-probability samples of 249 dental patients and 256 general adult population from Monterrey, Mexico. A validation study was done with a non-experimental cross-sectional design.


Occupation and age were related to OHIP-14-PD, although this last variable was redundant with the first one. In the GPS, the subjective socioeconomic status had a negative correlation with the OHIP-14-PD, but not in the DCS. The marital status showed significant association in DCS and significant interaction with the samples. Being married acted as a risk factor in the DCS, but as a protective factor in the GPS. Sex and education level were independent of the OHIP-14-PD. The expectation of discriminant validity of the OHIP-14-PD between the two samples was confirmed.


We conclude that the OHIP-14-PD presented evidence of discriminant validity. Its relation to sociodemographic variables was limited, being more related to occupation and marital status.

Keywords: Quality of life, Periodontal disease, Demographic factors, Population surveillance, Dental clinic, OHIP-14-PD.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2018
Volume: 12
First Page: 1152
Last Page: 1161
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-12-1152
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601812011152

Article History:

Received Date: 18/9/2018
Revision Received Date: 13/11/2018
Acceptance Date: 9/12/2018
Electronic publication date: 31/12/2018
Collection year: 2018

© 2018 Rodríguez Franco and Moral de la Rubia

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