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Article: Oral health status of Chinese teenagers with cerebral palsy

TitleOral health status of Chinese teenagers with cerebral palsy
Authors
KeywordsCaries
Cerebral palsy
Chinese
Periodontal
Teenagers
Issue Date2010
PublisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.html
Citation
Community Dental Health, 2010, v. 27 n. 4, p. 222-226 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives To examine caries experience, periodontal status, and oral hygiene practices of Chinese teenagers with cerebral palsy in Hong Kong. Participants Chinese students aged 12 years or older studying in the three special schools of the Spastics Association of Hong Kong were invited to participate. Clinical setting measures Caries experience and periodontal status were assessed by a clinical oral examination using World Health Organization criteria. Information on oral hygiene and snacking habits were obtained by a questionnaire. Information on medical history and mental status was obtained from school records. Results Of 65 students with a mean (±SD) age of 15.0±2.0 years, the majority (74%) had spastic cerebral palsy. About half of the participants (49%) had mild mental retardation and 31% had moderate mental retardation. Caries experience as the mean DMFT score (±SD) was 1.2±1.9 and 43% of caries remained untreated; however, 62% of participants had no caries experience. None of the participants had healthy gums, 57% had calculus, and 66% snacked between meals. They all practised daily tooth brushing, with or without caregiver assistance. About one third (33%) also used mouthrinse. There were no significant differences in caries experience between the participants who brushed their teeth with and those who brushed without caregiver assistance. Conclusions The mean DMFT score of this sample of Chinese teenagers with cerebral palsy was 1.2. Despite daily tooth brushing, the periodontal status of all participants was poor. Providing oral hygiene instructions and scaling are essential to improve their oral health. © BASCD 2010.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133564
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.395
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Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
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This study was a community health project supported financially by the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. The authors wish to thank the Spastics Association of Hong Kong for their approval to conduct the study in their special schools. The authors also would like to thank Drs LI Ho, YS Ip, TF Li, SWS Ng, AYC Tsang, ASH Yeung, WC Yip, and C Zhang for their contributions to the study, and Dr Trevor Lane for editing an earlier draft of this manuscript.

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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dental Health, 2010, v. 27 n. 4, p. 222-226en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0265-539Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133564-
dc.description.abstractObjectives To examine caries experience, periodontal status, and oral hygiene practices of Chinese teenagers with cerebral palsy in Hong Kong. Participants Chinese students aged 12 years or older studying in the three special schools of the Spastics Association of Hong Kong were invited to participate. Clinical setting measures Caries experience and periodontal status were assessed by a clinical oral examination using World Health Organization criteria. Information on oral hygiene and snacking habits were obtained by a questionnaire. Information on medical history and mental status was obtained from school records. Results Of 65 students with a mean (±SD) age of 15.0±2.0 years, the majority (74%) had spastic cerebral palsy. About half of the participants (49%) had mild mental retardation and 31% had moderate mental retardation. Caries experience as the mean DMFT score (±SD) was 1.2±1.9 and 43% of caries remained untreated; however, 62% of participants had no caries experience. None of the participants had healthy gums, 57% had calculus, and 66% snacked between meals. They all practised daily tooth brushing, with or without caregiver assistance. About one third (33%) also used mouthrinse. There were no significant differences in caries experience between the participants who brushed their teeth with and those who brushed without caregiver assistance. Conclusions The mean DMFT score of this sample of Chinese teenagers with cerebral palsy was 1.2. Despite daily tooth brushing, the periodontal status of all participants was poor. Providing oral hygiene instructions and scaling are essential to improve their oral health. © BASCD 2010.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Dental Healthen_HK
dc.subjectCariesen_HK
dc.subjectCerebral palsyen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectPeriodontalen_HK
dc.subjectTeenagersen_HK
dc.subject.meshCerebral Palsy - complications-
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - complications-
dc.subject.meshFood Habits-
dc.subject.meshOral Health-
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Diseases - complications-
dc.titleOral health status of Chinese teenagers with cerebral palsyen_HK
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