File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: General medical criteria for screening for dental treatment need in geriatric patients | ALLGEMEINMEDIZINISCHE KRITERIEN ZUR ERFASSUNG DES ZAHNARZTLICHEN BEHANDLUNGSBEDARFS GERIATRISCHER PATIENTEN

TitleGeneral medical criteria for screening for dental treatment need in geriatric patients | ALLGEMEINMEDIZINISCHE KRITERIEN ZUR ERFASSUNG DES ZAHNARZTLICHEN BEHANDLUNGSBEDARFS GERIATRISCHER PATIENTEN
Authors
Issue Date1989
Citation
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1989, v. 119 n. 45, p. 1599-1603 How to Cite?
AbstractRecently it has been shown that there is a high prevalence of treatable dental conditions in elderly subjects in Switzerland. The purpose of the present prospective study was to assess the value of an oral screening examination intended to help the primary care physician to determine which patients should be referred to a dental service for specialized treatment. Of 219 patients aged over 65 referred consecutively to a geriatric hospital, 58.4% were objectively in need of dental treatment according to the data obtained by a dentist. In a multiple logistic analysis, 4 oral screening criteria (presence of residual teeth of the patient's own, no prosthetic replacement of an edentulous arch, subjective dental treatment requirement, subjective chewing impairment) were found to predict the objectively assessed dental need with a sensitivity of 93.0% and a specificity of 82.4%. Among the patients with objective dental treatment requirement not predicted by the screening examination, 3 had ulcerations of the oral mucosa. An intraoral soft-tissue examination should therefore be included in the screening examination. In conclusion, simple oral screening may serve to identify patients needing dental care with a high degree of diagnostic accuracy. This enables the primary care physicians to screen for oral and dental problems and to refer patients in the same way as for other special treatment problems.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153675
ISSN
2002 Impact Factor: 0.304
2003 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.219
ISI Accession Number ID

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorStuck, AEen_US
dc.contributor.authorChappuis Chen_US
dc.contributor.authorFlury, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorLang, NPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:20:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:20:59Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.identifier.citationSchweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1989, v. 119 n. 45, p. 1599-1603en_US
dc.identifier.issn0036-7672en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153675-
dc.description.abstractRecently it has been shown that there is a high prevalence of treatable dental conditions in elderly subjects in Switzerland. The purpose of the present prospective study was to assess the value of an oral screening examination intended to help the primary care physician to determine which patients should be referred to a dental service for specialized treatment. Of 219 patients aged over 65 referred consecutively to a geriatric hospital, 58.4% were objectively in need of dental treatment according to the data obtained by a dentist. In a multiple logistic analysis, 4 oral screening criteria (presence of residual teeth of the patient's own, no prosthetic replacement of an edentulous arch, subjective dental treatment requirement, subjective chewing impairment) were found to predict the objectively assessed dental need with a sensitivity of 93.0% and a specificity of 82.4%. Among the patients with objective dental treatment requirement not predicted by the screening examination, 3 had ulcerations of the oral mucosa. An intraoral soft-tissue examination should therefore be included in the screening examination. In conclusion, simple oral screening may serve to identify patients needing dental care with a high degree of diagnostic accuracy. This enables the primary care physicians to screen for oral and dental problems and to refer patients in the same way as for other special treatment problems.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSchweizerische Medizinische Wochenschriften_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Careen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGeriatric Dentistryen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs And Demanden_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen_US
dc.subject.meshReferral And Consultationen_US
dc.subject.meshSwitzerlanden_US
dc.subject.meshTooth Diseases - Diagnosis - Therapyen_US
dc.titleGeneral medical criteria for screening for dental treatment need in geriatric patients | ALLGEMEINMEDIZINISCHE KRITERIEN ZUR ERFASSUNG DES ZAHNARZTLICHEN BEHANDLUNGSBEDARFS GERIATRISCHER PATIENTENen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLang, NP:nplang@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLang, NP=rp00031en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.pmid2814416en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0024444778en_US
dc.identifier.volume119en_US
dc.identifier.issue45en_US
dc.identifier.spage1599en_US
dc.identifier.epage1603en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1989AZ14500004-
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridStuck, AE=7005551342en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChappuis Ch=7004158089en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFlury, H=6603316678en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLang, NP=7201577367en_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats