Journal article

A systematic review to assess the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties for caries risk assessment tools for young children

Bradley Christian, Rebecca Armstrong, Hanny Calache, Lauren Carpenter, Lisa Gibbs, Mark Gussy

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: At present, there are numerous caries risk assessment tools (CRATs) being promoted for disease management. However, the evidence to inform CRAT selection is unclear. AIM: This review aimed to assess the strength of evidence to inform the selection of CRATs for children ages 6 years and less. DESIGN: MEDLINE was the principal search database for this review. Other key databases, the reference lists of included articles, known cariology literature and experts were also consulted. Peer-reviewed papers describing CRATs and their development methodology were included. The COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) checklist guided the qualit..

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Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School for Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne and La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University for open access