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Article: Oral health behind bars: a study of oral disease and its impact on the life quality of an older prison population.

TitleOral health behind bars: a study of oral disease and its impact on the life quality of an older prison population.
Authors
Issue Date2002
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, 2002, v. 19 n. 2, p. 109-114 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The principal aims of this study were to report on the prevalence of oral disease and its impact on the life quality of older (aged 60 and above) prisoners at Hong Kong SAR's elderly detention centre, China. DESIGN: A cross-sectional epidemiological survey involving clinical oral examinations and face-to-face interviews with 64 older prisoners at the centre. Clinical oral examinations were carried out following WHO criteria. The impact of oral health on life quality was assessed using the 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile measure, OHIP-14. RESULTS: The prevalence of oral disease was high, the mean DMFT was 22.5 (SD 10.6) and 40% (18) of the dentate prisoners had shallow or deep periodontal pockets. Most (75%, 48) were in need of prosthetic treatment. Over half the prisoners experienced one or more oral health impacts on life quality during the previous year. This was associated with socio-demographic factors: employment status prior to incarceration (P < 0.01), oral health behaviour: smoking habits (P < 0.01) and clinical oral health status: DMFT (P < 0.05) and prosthetic need (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Among inmates at Hong Kong's elderly detention centre, the prevalence of oral disease was high and the impact of oral health on their life quality was substantial. The impact of oral health on the life quality of the older prisoners was associated with prisoners socio-demographic background, oral health behaviour and oral health status.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154223
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.396
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.643

 

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dc.contributor.authorMcgrath, Cen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:24:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:24:03Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.citationGerodontology, 2002, v. 19 n. 2, p. 109-114en_US
dc.identifier.issn0734-0664en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154223-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The principal aims of this study were to report on the prevalence of oral disease and its impact on the life quality of older (aged 60 and above) prisoners at Hong Kong SAR's elderly detention centre, China. DESIGN: A cross-sectional epidemiological survey involving clinical oral examinations and face-to-face interviews with 64 older prisoners at the centre. Clinical oral examinations were carried out following WHO criteria. The impact of oral health on life quality was assessed using the 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile measure, OHIP-14. RESULTS: The prevalence of oral disease was high, the mean DMFT was 22.5 (SD 10.6) and 40% (18) of the dentate prisoners had shallow or deep periodontal pockets. Most (75%, 48) were in need of prosthetic treatment. Over half the prisoners experienced one or more oral health impacts on life quality during the previous year. This was associated with socio-demographic factors: employment status prior to incarceration (P < 0.01), oral health behaviour: smoking habits (P < 0.01) and clinical oral health status: DMFT (P < 0.05) and prosthetic need (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Among inmates at Hong Kong's elderly detention centre, the prevalence of oral disease was high and the impact of oral health on their life quality was substantial. The impact of oral health on the life quality of the older prisoners was associated with prisoners socio-demographic background, oral health behaviour and oral health status.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.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshDmf Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Health Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMouth Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshMouth, Edentulous - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPrisoners - Psychology - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.meshSmokingen_US
dc.titleOral health behind bars: a study of oral disease and its impact on the life quality of an older prison population.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, C:mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityMcGrath, C=rp00037en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1741-2358.2002.00109.x-
dc.identifier.pmid12542220-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0036987805en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros81456-
dc.identifier.volume19en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage109en_US
dc.identifier.epage114en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcGrath, C=7102335507en_US

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