Development of an Assessment Instrument to Plan Dental Hygiene Care
Introduction and Questions
The purpose of our study is to develop a valid and reliable assessment instrument to identify client needs in order to make a dental hygiene diagnosis and plan dental hygiene care. Instrument development has been based on dental hygieneís Human Needs Conceptual Model and psychometric principles.
The Modelís eleven human needs, their definitions and the criteria for assessing deficits within each human need have been refined based on a systematic process of review that began with our dental hygiene research team making revisions based on a comprehensive...