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Article: Oral disease in the elderly in long-term hospital care.

TitleOral disease in the elderly in long-term hospital care.
Authors
Issue Date1995
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1354-523X&site=1
Citation
Oral Diseases, 1995, v. 1 n. 3, p. 147-151 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To obtain baseline information on the prevalence of oral problems and disease in institutionalized elderly in a Scottish hospital. DESIGN: A cross-sectional clinical investigation with complementary microbiological studies as appropriate. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cohort of 147 elderly in five long-term care wards; collection of demographic data; clinical examination to determine: i) the dental and denture status and associated lesions such as Candida-associated denture stomatitis and angular cheilitis, ii) oral mucosal disease; swabs as appropriate for microbiology. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Dental status, root caries prevalence; denture status and hygiene, and associated disease; oral mucosal health. RESULTS: Median period of institutionalization of 147 patients was 15 months and 65% were aged 80 years or more; the majority were significantly mentally impaired; 52% wore complete dentures, 9% were partially dentate, 19% possessed partial or incomplete dentures; 20% were neither dentate nor had dentures. Of 80 patients who verbalised their complaints, 35% complained of dry mouth and 45% had denture-related problems, principally discomfort. The commonest oral finding was a coated tongue (56%); angular cheilitis was present in 25%, and Candida-associated denture stomatitis in 19%; none had oral ulcers. CONCLUSIONS: There was considerable unmet dental need with significant oral disease and poor levels of oral and denture hygiene in this target group; both dental and medical professionals should act in concert to deliver curative as well as preventative dental care for the elderly living in institutions to improve their quality of life.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153937
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dc.contributor.authorSamaranayake, LPen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkieson, CAen_US
dc.contributor.authorLamey, PJen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, TWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:22:23Z-
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dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.citationOral Diseases, 1995, v. 1 n. 3, p. 147-151en_US
dc.identifier.issn1354-523Xen_US
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dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To obtain baseline information on the prevalence of oral problems and disease in institutionalized elderly in a Scottish hospital. DESIGN: A cross-sectional clinical investigation with complementary microbiological studies as appropriate. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cohort of 147 elderly in five long-term care wards; collection of demographic data; clinical examination to determine: i) the dental and denture status and associated lesions such as Candida-associated denture stomatitis and angular cheilitis, ii) oral mucosal disease; swabs as appropriate for microbiology. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Dental status, root caries prevalence; denture status and hygiene, and associated disease; oral mucosal health. RESULTS: Median period of institutionalization of 147 patients was 15 months and 65% were aged 80 years or more; the majority were significantly mentally impaired; 52% wore complete dentures, 9% were partially dentate, 19% possessed partial or incomplete dentures; 20% were neither dentate nor had dentures. Of 80 patients who verbalised their complaints, 35% complained of dry mouth and 45% had denture-related problems, principally discomfort. The commonest oral finding was a coated tongue (56%); angular cheilitis was present in 25%, and Candida-associated denture stomatitis in 19%; none had oral ulcers. CONCLUSIONS: There was considerable unmet dental need with significant oral disease and poor levels of oral and denture hygiene in this target group; both dental and medical professionals should act in concert to deliver curative as well as preventative dental care for the elderly living in institutions to improve their quality of life.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1354-523X&site=1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofOral diseasesen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshCheilitis - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Care For Aged - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Health Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshDentures - Adverse Effects - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGeriatric Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs And Demand - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInstitutionalizationen_US
dc.subject.meshLong-Term Careen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMouth Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshMouth, Edentulous - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshOral Hygiene - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshRoot Caries - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshScotland - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshStomatitis, Denture - Epidemiology - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshXerostomia - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.titleOral disease in the elderly in long-term hospital care.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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