About article

The development and psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the child oral health impact profile-short form (COHIP-SF 19)

Article type: Published article


Background This study aims to cross-culturally adapt the original English-language COHIP-SF 19 to Arabic culture and to test its psychometric properties in a community sample. Methods The Arabic COHIP-SF 19 was developed and its psychometric properties were examined in a population-based sample of 876 schoolchildren who were aged 12 years of age, in Benghazi, Libya. The Arabic COHIP-SF 19 was tested for its internal consistency, reproducibility, construct validity, factorial validity and floor as well as ceiling effects. A Mann-Whitney U test was used to compare the mean scores of COHIP-SF 19 by participants’ caries status and self-reported oral health rating, satisfaction and treatment need. Results The Arabic COHIP-SF 19 was successfully and smoothly developed. It showed an acceptable level of equivalence to the original version. Overall, the internal consistency and reproducibility were acceptable to excellent, with a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.84 and an intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) of 0.76. All hypotheses predefined to test construct validity were confirmed. That is, children who had active dental caries, and who rated their oral health as poor, were not satisfied with their oral health or indicated the need of treatment had lower COHIP-SF 19 scores (P < 0.05). Floor or ceiling effects were not observed. The exploratory Factorial analysis suggested a 4-component solution and deletion of one item. Conclusion The Arabic COHIP-SF 19 was successfully developed. The measure demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity to estimate OHRQoL in a representative sample of 12-year-old schoolchildren.

Full citation

Arheiam, A., et al. (2017). "The development and psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the child oral health impact profile-short form (COHIP-SF 19)." Health and quality of life outcomes 15(1): 218.


Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
school children Both 12 Algeria
Education Institute 876

Number of items

19 items


Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min

Access measure


© 2021 | Privacy Policy
All Rights Reserved

Notify me for new AHM projects / news

Contact Us

Articles last updated: March 2020