Psychosom Med 2021 Oct 9. Epub 2021 Oct 9.
School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba 4102, Queensland, Australia. Departments of Psychiatry, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Canada. Stead Family Department of Paediatrics, Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, USA School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Public Health Building, Herston, 4006, Queensland, Australia.
Objective: Information on the oral health outcomes of childhood maltreatment in adulthood is limited and reliant on retrospective questionnaires that are subject to recall bias. There are no data from prospective studies using maltreatment reports to statutory agencies. We therefore assessed the effect on dental outcomes and oral health care at 30-year follow-up using both prospective agency notifications and retrospective self-reports of child maltreatment in the same birth cohort. Read More