Table 3

Question items of the patient’s denture assessment (PDA)
Subscale Questionnaire items
Function Q1. How much pain do you feel?
Q2. How easy is it for you to swallow food boluses and water?
Q3. How well do you enjoy your meals?
Q4. How worn out does your jaw feel?
Aesthetics & speech Q5. How worried are you about other people watching?
Q6. How easy is it for you to speak?
Q7. How worried are you about your mouth?
Q8. How often do your dentures click when chewing?
Lower denture Q9. How often does food debris get stuck under your lower denture?
Q10. How is your lower denture retained on the ridge?
Q11. How does your lower denture fit?
Q12. How uncomfortable is your lower denture?
Expectation Q13. How satisfactory will the new dentures be?
Q14. How problematic will the new dentures be?
Q15. How well will the new dentures fit?
Upper denture Q16. How often does food debris get stuck under your upper denture?
Q17. How does your upper denture fit
Q18. How often does your upper denture fall down?
Importance Q19. How much do you consider your dentures as part of your body?
Q20. How important are your dentures to you?
Q21. How much can you care for your dentures without any difficulty?
Q22. How at ease do you feel when wearing your dentures?

Komagamine et al.

Komagamine et al. BMC Oral Health 2014 14:45   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-14-45

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