Mahesh Ramakrishnan

Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Saveetha University Tamilnadu, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Development and Validation of Tamil Version of Ecohis Scale T Ecohis: A Cross Sectional Study
    Author(s): Krittika R and Mahesh Ramakrishnan*

    The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) has been developed in English for determining oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in the children of age between 3-12years. It has been translated and validated in different languages to suit different Cultures. The ECOHIS is, till date, the only tool available for research in this field on children. A similar version of this tool is not available for use in the local language Tamil. This study aimed to develop and validate a Tamil version of the ECOHIS (T-ECOHIS). The ECOHIS was translated into Tamil by forward–backward translation and tested for face and content validity. The parents of 100 children were administered the T-ECOHIS. The children were examined for the presence of early childhood caries (ECC) which was recorded using the DMFS and PUFA index. Data were analysed by chi-squared test. The mean of dmft and .. Read More»

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