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TitleEffectiveness of a denture hygiene intervention programme among institutionalized elders
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Au, K., Cheung, H., Chung, S., Lai, C., Leung, K. J., Leung, Y., Ng, Y., Wah, Y. J., Wong, C.. (2015). Effectiveness of a denture hygiene intervention programme among institutionalized elders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractObjectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of a denture hygiene intervention programme in terms of improving denture cleanliness and denture stomatitis. Methods: Residents at seven elderly care homes were invited to participate in a denture hygiene programme. Clinical assessment of denture stomatitis was undertaken and denture cleanliness assessed: (i) qualitatively by the Denture Cleanliness Index ratings and (ii) quantitatively by planimetric assessments of plaque coverage from digital images using Adobe Photoshop®. Individual denture hygiene instruction was provided and denture cleanser (Polident®) supplied. Six weeks later assessments of denture stomatitis and denture cleanliness were undertaken. Results: Fifty-six participants were recruited; most had evidence of denture stomatitis (82.1%, 46) and 62.5% (35) of dentures were classified as ‘very poorly cleaned’. The mean percentage of plaque coverage was 28.11 (SD 19.64) and 37.5% (21) had evidence of plaque covering more than a third of the denture surface. Denture cleanliness was associated with denture stomatitis (P<0.05). Variations in denture stomatitis and denture cleanliness were evident in relation to socio-demographic factors and denture hygiene practices. The response rate to the denture hygiene programme was 91.1% (51). There were significant improvements in the prevalence of denture stomatitis (P<0.01) and Denture Cleanliness Index ratings (P<0.05). However, no significant change in mean percentage of plaque coverage was evident (P>0.05).Conclusion: A 6-week denture hygiene intervention programme was effective at improving denture stomatitis and denture cleanliness among residents of elderly care homes. However, persistence of problems in denture cleanliness and denture stomatitis existed and this warrants further consideration.
SubjectOlder people - Dental care - China - Hong Kong
Inmates of institutions - Dental care - China - Hong Kong
Dentures
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221061
Series/Report no.Community health project (University of Hong Kong. Faculty of Dentistry) ; no. 194

 

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dc.contributor.authorAu, Kar-yan-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Hiu-ching-
dc.contributor.authorChung, Sze-man-
dc.contributor.authorLai, Chi-fung-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Ki-ki, Jessica-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Yat-fung-
dc.contributor.authorNg, Yuk-chun-
dc.contributor.authorWah, Yat-shing, Jonathan-
dc.contributor.authorWong, Chun-lung-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-24T04:11:19Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-24T04:11:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationAu, K., Cheung, H., Chung, S., Lai, C., Leung, K. J., Leung, Y., Ng, Y., Wah, Y. J., Wong, C.. (2015). Effectiveness of a denture hygiene intervention programme among institutionalized elders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221061-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of a denture hygiene intervention programme in terms of improving denture cleanliness and denture stomatitis. Methods: Residents at seven elderly care homes were invited to participate in a denture hygiene programme. Clinical assessment of denture stomatitis was undertaken and denture cleanliness assessed: (i) qualitatively by the Denture Cleanliness Index ratings and (ii) quantitatively by planimetric assessments of plaque coverage from digital images using Adobe Photoshop®. Individual denture hygiene instruction was provided and denture cleanser (Polident®) supplied. Six weeks later assessments of denture stomatitis and denture cleanliness were undertaken. Results: Fifty-six participants were recruited; most had evidence of denture stomatitis (82.1%, 46) and 62.5% (35) of dentures were classified as ‘very poorly cleaned’. The mean percentage of plaque coverage was 28.11 (SD 19.64) and 37.5% (21) had evidence of plaque covering more than a third of the denture surface. Denture cleanliness was associated with denture stomatitis (P<0.05). Variations in denture stomatitis and denture cleanliness were evident in relation to socio-demographic factors and denture hygiene practices. The response rate to the denture hygiene programme was 91.1% (51). There were significant improvements in the prevalence of denture stomatitis (P<0.01) and Denture Cleanliness Index ratings (P<0.05). However, no significant change in mean percentage of plaque coverage was evident (P>0.05).Conclusion: A 6-week denture hygiene intervention programme was effective at improving denture stomatitis and denture cleanliness among residents of elderly care homes. However, persistence of problems in denture cleanliness and denture stomatitis existed and this warrants further consideration.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Health Project-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunity health project (University of Hong Kong. Faculty of Dentistry) ; no. 194-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshOlder people - Dental care - China - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshInmates of institutions - Dental care - China - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshDentures-
dc.titleEffectiveness of a denture hygiene intervention programme among institutionalized elders-
dc.typeStudent_Project-
dc.identifier.hkulb5576808-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros243649-

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