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Dentine Hypersensitivity

Developing a Person-centred Approach to Oral Health

Dentine Hypersensitivity: Developing a Person-Centred Approach to Oral Health provides a detailed and integrated account of interdisciplinary research into dentine hypersensitivity. The monograph will be of interest to all those working on person centred oral health related research because it provides not only an account of the findings of a series of studies into dentine hypersensitivity drawing on the research traditions of epidemiology, sociology psychology, and dental public health but an integrated study of the benefits of exploring a single oral condition from this range of disciplines.


Dental academics working in oral health related quality of life, dental public health, behavioral and social science.

Hardbound, 336 Pages

Published: September 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-801631-2


  • Part One: Introduction and Background
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Dentine Hypersensitivity
    Chapter 2. Clinical Presentation and Physiological Mechanisms
    Chapter 3. The Burden of Hypersensitivity
    Chapter 4. The Management of Dentine Hypersensitivity
    Chapter 5. The Importance of Subjective Assessments of Dentine Hypersensitivity

    Part Two: The Subjective Experience of Dentine Hypersensitivity
    Chapter 6. The Everyday Impact of Dentine Sensitivity: Personal and Functional Aspects
    Chapter 7. Construction and Validation of the Quality of Life Measure for Dentine Hypersensitivity (DHEQ)
    Chapter 8. Ice-Cream Related Quality of Life: Constructing a questionnaire to capture: Changes in the impacts of Dentine Hypersensitivity
    Chapter 9. The Dentine Hypersensitivity Experience Questionnaire (DHEQ): A Longitudinal Validation Study 
    Chapter 10: Derivation of a short form of the Dentine Hypersensitivity Questionnaire
    Chapter 11: Development of the Chinese version of the Dentine Hypersensitivity Experience Questionnaire

    Part Three: Psychology and the Measurement of Pain and Impact
    Chapter 12: Response shift and Oral Health Quality of Life in Dentine Hypersensitivity
    Chapter 13: Development of Labeled Magnitude Scales for the Assessment of Pain of Dentine Hypersensitivity
    Chapter 14: The Role of Illness Beliefs and coping in the adjustment to Dentine Hypersensitivity

    Part Four: Dentine Hypersensitivity and the Construction of Meaning
    Chapter 15: The Experience of Health and Illness: Polycontextural Meaning and Accounts of Illness
    Chapter 16: Differentiation and Displacement: Unpicking the Relationship between Accounts of Illness and Social Structure
    Chapter 17. Consumer Advertising and the Meaning of Dentine Hypersensitivity

    Part Five: Discussion and Conclusion
    Chapter 18: Conclusions

    Appendix One   DHEQ Long form
    Appendix Two   DHEQ Short form


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