Subjective and objective perception of orthodontic treatment need: a systematic review

Livas, Christos; Delli, Konstantina (2013). Subjective and objective perception of orthodontic treatment need: a systematic review. European journal of orthodontics, 35(3), pp. 347-53. Oxford University Press 10.1093/ejo/cjr142

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The aim of this work was to investigate the published evidence on the comparison of self-perception and diagnosis of orthodontic treatment need. A search of Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Scopus databases, and archives of two orthodontic journals was carried out from January 1966 to August 2011 by the two authors using Medical Subject Heading terms. Studies that investigated solely either self-perception of orthodontic need by laypersons or assessment of orthodontic need by professionals were excluded from the data analysis. The methodological soundness of each study and the aggregate level of evidence were evaluated according to predetermined criteria. Moderate level of evidence, the relatively highest grade, was assigned to 9.1 per cent of the 22 studies, finally included in the data analysis. The overall evidence level provided by the evaluated publications was rated as limited. However, the existing body of evidence indicated a highly variable association between self-perception of orthodontic treatment need and orthodontist's assessment. Future controlled studies with well-defined samples and common assessment methodology will clarify further the relationship between perception of treatment need by laypersons and orthodontists and enhance international comparison and development of health care strategies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Livas, Christos

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0141-5387

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

17 Feb 2014 17:00

Last Modified:

26 Oct 2019 12:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ejo/cjr142

PubMed ID:

22250076

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.40113

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40113

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