Oral health and mortality risk in the institutionalised elderly
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Oral health and mortality risk in the institutionalised elderly

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dc.contributor.author Marin, Dairo Javier es
dc.contributor.author Sandvik, Leiv es
dc.contributor.author Gil Montoya, José Antonio es
dc.contributor.author Willumsen, Tiril es
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-24T12:12:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-24T12:12:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/59908
dc.description.abstract Objective: Examining oral health and oral hygiene as predictors of subsequent one-year survival in the institutionalised elderly. Design: It was hypothesized that oral health would be related to mortality in an institutionalised geriatric population. A 12-month prospective study of 292 elderly residing in nine geriatric institutions in Granada, Spain, was thus carried out to evaluate the association between oral health and mortality. Independent samples, T-test, chi- square test and Cox regression analysis were used to analyse the data. Sixty-three participants died during the 12-month follow-up. Results: Mortality was increased in denture users (RR = 2.18, p= 0.007) and in people suffering severe cognitive impairment (RR = 2. 24, p= 0.003). One-year mortality was 50% in participants having both these characteristics. Conclusions: Oral hygiene was not significantly associated with mortality. Cognitive impairment and wearing dentures increased the risk of death. One-year mortality was 50% in cognitively impaired residents wearing dentures as opposed to 10% in patients without dentures and cognitive impairment es
dc.source Marin, Dairo Javier ; Sandvik, Leiv ; Gil Montoya, José Antonio ; Willumsen, Tiril. Oral health and mortality risk in the institutionalised elderly. En: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa, 17 4 2012: 13- es
dc.title Oral health and mortality risk in the institutionalised elderly es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/medoral.17632 es

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