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.
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 Appendices Appendix One DHEQ Long form Appendix Two DHEQ Short form