Nada Jafer MH Radhi

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Comparison of Self-Reported and Clinical Halitosis in 15 Years Old Male Students
    Author(s): Rafal Abdulaziz Alawsy* and Nada Jafer MH Radhi

    Objective: Determine the precision of a questionnaire in determining halitosis by comparison with halimeter. Methods: The sample involved 400 secondary schools’ male students aged 15 years old, who were randomly selected. A welldesigned format (questionnaire) was designed and the adolescent students who meet the criteria were taken a questionnaire, Clinically the assessment of exhaled Volatile Sulfuric Compounds (VSCs), which are primarily generated in and produced from the oral cavity, contributing to halitosis were done by a portable, on-site, and easy to use device called halimeter which is a noninvasive method. Chi square was used to determine the association between self-reported halitosis and clinical halitosis. Spearman’s correlation was used to determine the correlation between the questionnaire and halimeter results. Results: There was highly significant differenc.. Read More»

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