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Measuring oral health impact among care home residents in Wales

Monaghan, N., Karki, Anup, Playle, Rebecca, Johnson, Ilona and Morgan, Maria Zeta 2017. Measuring oral health impact among care home residents in Wales. Community Dental Health 34 (1) , pp. 14-18. 10.1922/CDH_3950Morgan05

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Abstract

Objective: To explore inequalities in oral health impact among care home residents using OHIP-14 and ADHS criteria. Basic Research Design: Cross-sectional survey with structured interview and clinical examination using 2009 ADHS criteria including OHIP-14. Comparisons were made between groups of residents and with findings from the ADHS 2009. Participants: Care homes and residents were randomly selected. Those without capacity and non-English/Welsh speakers were excluded. 447 residents answered all OHIP-14 questions and had full oral examination. Main Outcome Measure: OHIP-14. Results: Reporting of OHIP problems was more common among care home residents compared with older people examined in the ADHS 2009 (50% vs 40%). There was no difference in the mean number of impacts between residents who were: dentate/edentate; denture wearing/non-denture wearing; with/without caries. Residents reporting‘problems and pain in your mouth at the moment’, or ‘occasional or more frequent dry mouth’, more often experienced OHIP-14 impacts.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: Dennis Barber
ISSN: 0265-539X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 25 April 2016
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 15:21
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/91062

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