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postgraduate thesis: Oral health related behaviours and oral health status of Hong Kong institutionalised adults with intellectual disability

TitleOral health related behaviours and oral health status of Hong Kong institutionalised adults with intellectual disability
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Advisor(s):Lo, ECMChu, CH
Issue Date2017
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Suen, P. [孫寶珠]. (2017). Oral health related behaviours and oral health status of Hong Kong institutionalised adults with intellectual disability. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractObjectives: To describe the oral health related behaviours and oral health status of Hong Kong adults with intellectual disability (ID) residing in institutions. Methods: Systematic sampling was used to select 16 out of the 96 government-subsidised residential care institutions for adults (aged >17 years) with ID. All adults with mild to severe ID were invited. Background and oral health related behaviour information was obtained from questionnaire while data on oral health status were obtained from oral examination. Results: A total of 533 subjects (255 men, 278 women) from 16 institutions participated in this study. There were similar number of subjects in the two age groups: 18-44 and 45-76 years. Most (57%) of the subjects were at moderate grade of ID. Nearly all (92%) of them brushed their teeth twice or more a day and three quarters (76%) of them had sugary snacks less than once a day. Over half (55%) of them had regular dental check-up and majority (80%) of them had their last visit within the last two years. Over two-thirds (68%) of them had periodontal pocket of ≥4mm. The mean DT, MT, FT and DMFT scores of the 18-44 ii year-old group with moderate ID were 0.3±0.8, 4.4±6.1, 1.5±2.1 and 6.2±6.6 respectively; and those of the 45-76 year-old group with moderate ID were 0.3±0.7, 12.6±9.3, 1.7±2.2 and 14.6±8.9 respectively. The mean MT and DMFT scores of the older group were significantly higher than those of the younger group (p<0.001). Only 10% of them had dental prosthesis. Conclusions: Hong Kong institutionalised adults with ID had satisfactory oral health related behaviours. Their gingival health was poor and periodontal pockets were common. Missing teeth was common in this population but not untreated decayed teeth. Dental prosthesis was rarely found in this population.
DegreeMaster of Philosophy
SubjectDental care - China - Hong Kong - People with mental disabilities
Dept/ProgramDentistry
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/257609

 

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dc.contributor.advisorLo, ECM-
dc.contributor.advisorChu, CH-
dc.contributor.authorSuen, Po-chu-
dc.contributor.author孫寶珠-
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-08T06:35:27Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-08T06:35:27Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationSuen, P. [孫寶珠]. (2017). Oral health related behaviours and oral health status of Hong Kong institutionalised adults with intellectual disability. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/257609-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To describe the oral health related behaviours and oral health status of Hong Kong adults with intellectual disability (ID) residing in institutions. Methods: Systematic sampling was used to select 16 out of the 96 government-subsidised residential care institutions for adults (aged >17 years) with ID. All adults with mild to severe ID were invited. Background and oral health related behaviour information was obtained from questionnaire while data on oral health status were obtained from oral examination. Results: A total of 533 subjects (255 men, 278 women) from 16 institutions participated in this study. There were similar number of subjects in the two age groups: 18-44 and 45-76 years. Most (57%) of the subjects were at moderate grade of ID. Nearly all (92%) of them brushed their teeth twice or more a day and three quarters (76%) of them had sugary snacks less than once a day. Over half (55%) of them had regular dental check-up and majority (80%) of them had their last visit within the last two years. Over two-thirds (68%) of them had periodontal pocket of ≥4mm. The mean DT, MT, FT and DMFT scores of the 18-44 ii year-old group with moderate ID were 0.3±0.8, 4.4±6.1, 1.5±2.1 and 6.2±6.6 respectively; and those of the 45-76 year-old group with moderate ID were 0.3±0.7, 12.6±9.3, 1.7±2.2 and 14.6±8.9 respectively. The mean MT and DMFT scores of the older group were significantly higher than those of the younger group (p<0.001). Only 10% of them had dental prosthesis. Conclusions: Hong Kong institutionalised adults with ID had satisfactory oral health related behaviours. Their gingival health was poor and periodontal pockets were common. Missing teeth was common in this population but not untreated decayed teeth. Dental prosthesis was rarely found in this population.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshDental care - China - Hong Kong - People with mental disabilities-
dc.titleOral health related behaviours and oral health status of Hong Kong institutionalised adults with intellectual disability-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Philosophy-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineDentistry-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.date.hkucongregation2017-
dc.identifier.mmsid991043976390903414-

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