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Table 1 The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS)34

From: Early childhood feeding practices and dental caries in preschool children: a multi-centre birth cohort study

Problems with the teeth, mouth or jaws and their treatment can affect the well-being and everyday lives of children and their families. For each of the following questions please circle the number next to the response that best describes your child's experiences or your own. Consider the child's entire life from birth until now when answering each question. If a question does not apply, check 'Never'
Response options: 1. Never, 2. Hardly ever, 3. Occasionally, 4. Often, 5. Very often and 6. Don't know.
Child Impacts
How often has your child had pain in the teeth, mouth or jaws?
How often has your child ....because of dental problems or dental treatments?
   had difficulty drinking hot or cold beverages
   had difficulty eating some foods
   had difficulty pronouncing any words
   missed preschool, daycare or school
   had trouble sleeping
   been irritable or frustrated
   avoided smiling or laughing
   avoided talking
Family Impacts
How often have you or another family member member......because of your child's dental problems or treatments?
   been upset
   felt guilty
   taken time off from work
How often has your child had dental problems or dental treatments that had a finacial impact on your family?