Clin Oral Invest (2017) 21:2189–2196 DOI 10.1007/s00784-016-2011-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Oral health status and need for oral care of care-dependent indwelling elderly: from admission to death 1,2 1 1 1,3 Arie R. Hoeksema & Lilian L. Peters & Gerry M. Raghoebar & Henny J. A. Meijer & 1 1 Arjan Vissink & Anita Visser Received: 24 November 2015 /Accepted: 16 November 2016 /Published online: 28 November 2016 The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract patients with remaining teeth (median 90 [IQR 60–180] ver- Objectives The objective of this study is to assess oral health sus 165 [75–375] min). and oral status of elderly patients newly admitted to a nursing Conclusion When compared to edentulous elderly patients, home from admission until death. patients with remaining teeth were younger at admittance, Materials and methods Oral health, oral status, need for den- were more often non-cooperative, and had a poorer oral health tal care, cooperation with dental treatment, and given dental and higher need for dental care. care were assessed by two geriatric dentists in all new long- Clinical relevance It is important that health care workers stay patients (n = 725) admitted to a nursing home
Clinical Oral Investigations – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 28, 2016
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