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Article: Emotional effects of tooth loss in community-dwelling elderly people in Hong Kong

TitleEmotional effects of tooth loss in community-dwelling elderly people in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherQuintessence Publishing Co, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintpub.com
Citation
International Journal Of Prosthodontics, 2004, v. 17 n. 2, p. 172-176 How to Cite?
Abstract
Purpose: This study investigated the emotional effects of tooth loss among community-dwelling elderly people in Hong Kong and compared the effects among edentulous and partially dentate elderly. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire study involved 233 southern Chinese elderly who were recruited and interviewed at social centers for elderly people throughout Hong Kong. Data were analyzed using chi-square or chi-square exact tests. Results: Twenty-two percent of the participants reported difficulty accepting tooth loss, with no difference between the edentulous and partially dentate. However, 95% stated that their confidence was unaffected. For more than half of elderly people, tooth loss had a negative effect on food choice and enjoyment of food, with removable denture wearers having greater restrictions. Avoiding going out, eating in public, and forming close relationships were less-common problems. Twenty-two percent felt unprepared for the effects of tooth loss, and more than half said that better communication with the dentist would have helped. Conclusion: The emotional effects of tooth loss were not marked among elderly people, and there were no differences between edentulous and partially dentate individuals. However, significant disability was experienced because of restrictions in daily living activities. Restrictions were more severe in people who had lost enough teeth to necessitate denture wearing.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154323
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dc.contributor.authorMcmillan, ASen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, MCMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:24:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:24:36Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Prosthodontics, 2004, v. 17 n. 2, p. 172-176en_US
dc.identifier.issn0893-2174en_US
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dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study investigated the emotional effects of tooth loss among community-dwelling elderly people in Hong Kong and compared the effects among edentulous and partially dentate elderly. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire study involved 233 southern Chinese elderly who were recruited and interviewed at social centers for elderly people throughout Hong Kong. Data were analyzed using chi-square or chi-square exact tests. Results: Twenty-two percent of the participants reported difficulty accepting tooth loss, with no difference between the edentulous and partially dentate. However, 95% stated that their confidence was unaffected. For more than half of elderly people, tooth loss had a negative effect on food choice and enjoyment of food, with removable denture wearers having greater restrictions. Avoiding going out, eating in public, and forming close relationships were less-common problems. Twenty-two percent felt unprepared for the effects of tooth loss, and more than half said that better communication with the dentist would have helped. Conclusion: The emotional effects of tooth loss were not marked among elderly people, and there were no differences between edentulous and partially dentate individuals. However, significant disability was experienced because of restrictions in daily living activities. Restrictions were more severe in people who had lost enough teeth to necessitate denture wearing.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherQuintessence Publishing Co, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.quintpub.comen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Prosthodonticsen_US
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshDenture, Complete - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDenture, Partial, Removable - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshEating - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMouth, Edentulous - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Efficacyen_US
dc.titleEmotional effects of tooth loss in community-dwelling elderly people in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume17en_US
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