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Article: Oral health status of institutionalised elderly in Hong Kong

TitleOral health status of institutionalised elderly in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.html
Citation
Community Dental Health, 2004, v. 21 n. 3, p. 224-226 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To describe the oral health status of institutionalized elderly in Hong Kong. Methods: Older adults in 56 elderly homes were clinically examined in the institution by one of two calibrated dentists using standard methods recommended by the World Health Organization. Information on their perceived oral health status and behaviour was obtained from an interview. Results: A total of 3,153 elderly aged 65 years or above (mean = 79.8) were examined. Around 20% of them were edentulous. The mean DMFT score was 23.0 (DT = 2.6; MT = 20.1; FT = 0.3). The percentage of dentate subjects with healthy gingivae, bleeding on probing, calculus, shallow pockets, and deep pockets (according to the highest CPI score) were 1, 2, 41, 37 and 20 respectively. Two-thirds of the elderly reported having difficulties chewing, and over half had not visited a dentist for over 5 years. Conclusion: The oral health status of institutionalised elderly in Hong Kong is poor and needs to be improved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154523
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.767
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.395
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dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorDyson, JEen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:25:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:25:57Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dental Health, 2004, v. 21 n. 3, p. 224-226en_US
dc.identifier.issn0265-539Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154523-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe the oral health status of institutionalized elderly in Hong Kong. Methods: Older adults in 56 elderly homes were clinically examined in the institution by one of two calibrated dentists using standard methods recommended by the World Health Organization. Information on their perceived oral health status and behaviour was obtained from an interview. Results: A total of 3,153 elderly aged 65 years or above (mean = 79.8) were examined. Around 20% of them were edentulous. The mean DMFT score was 23.0 (DT = 2.6; MT = 20.1; FT = 0.3). The percentage of dentate subjects with healthy gingivae, bleeding on probing, calculus, shallow pockets, and deep pockets (according to the highest CPI score) were 1, 2, 41, 37 and 20 respectively. Two-thirds of the elderly reported having difficulties chewing, and over half had not visited a dentist for over 5 years. Conclusion: The oral health status of institutionalised elderly in Hong Kong is poor and needs to be improved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.htmlen_US
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dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude To Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshDmf Indexen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Calculus - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Care For Aged - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Restoration, Permanent - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGingival Hemorrhage - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInstitutionalization - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMasticationen_US
dc.subject.meshMouth, Edentulous - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshOral Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Pocket - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshTooth Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshTooth Loss - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.titleOral health status of institutionalised elderly in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.volume21en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage224en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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