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Article: The importance of oral health to older people's quality of life.

TitleThe importance of oral health to older people's quality of life.
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0734-0664&site=1
Citation
Gerodontology, 1999, v. 16 n. 1, p. 59-63 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine whether older people perceive oral health as being important to Quality of Life (QoL) and if so, to identify the most important ways in which their lives are affected. In addition, to identify if subgroups of older people perceive its importance differently. DESIGN: Nationwide qualitative face to face interviews with older people were carried out utilising the Office for National Statistics Omnibus survey in Great Britain. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 454 adults aged 65 or older took part in this study, part of a random probability sample of adults in the UK. SETTING: Respondents were interviewed in their homes. RESULTS: 72% (313) perceived their oral health status as important to their QoL through a variety of physical, social and psychological ways. Most frequently its impact on function: eating (29%, 126) and symptoms: comfort (14%, 59) were considered most important. Gender and social class variations were apparent (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Older people perceive oral health as being important to life quality in a variety of different ways. There are significant social class and gender variations which must be taken into consideration when assessing oral health needs of older people.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154066
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.396
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dc.contributor.authorMcgrath, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorBedi, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:23:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:23:06Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationGerodontology, 1999, v. 16 n. 1, p. 59-63en_US
dc.identifier.issn0734-0664en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154066-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine whether older people perceive oral health as being important to Quality of Life (QoL) and if so, to identify the most important ways in which their lives are affected. In addition, to identify if subgroups of older people perceive its importance differently. DESIGN: Nationwide qualitative face to face interviews with older people were carried out utilising the Office for National Statistics Omnibus survey in Great Britain. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 454 adults aged 65 or older took part in this study, part of a random probability sample of adults in the UK. SETTING: Respondents were interviewed in their homes. RESULTS: 72% (313) perceived their oral health status as important to their QoL through a variety of physical, social and psychological ways. Most frequently its impact on function: eating (29%, 126) and symptoms: comfort (14%, 59) were considered most important. Gender and social class variations were apparent (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Older people perceive oral health as being important to life quality in a variety of different ways. There are significant social class and gender variations which must be taken into consideration when assessing oral health needs of older people.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=0734-0664&site=1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofGerodontologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude To Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Care For Aged - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGreat Britainen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterviews As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Life - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSampling Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Classen_US
dc.subject.meshStatistics, Nonparametricen_US
dc.titleThe importance of oral health to older people's quality of life.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume16en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage59en_US
dc.identifier.epage63en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcGrath, C=7102335507en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridBedi, R=7102041494en_US

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