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The subjective recognition of halitosis in the elderly in some areas

Young-soo LEE 1 박화순 2 정정옥 2

1선문대학교 치위생학과
2신한대학교 치위생학과

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the appropriate prevention and management of halitosis and management for the elderly. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 320 elderly over 65 years old in Seoul and Gyeonggi from June to October, 2013. Except 28 incomplete answers, 292 copies were used for the analysis. Results : The correlation coefficient was 0.702 which was the degree of present halitosis and everyday halitosis. Elderly within 65-69 years old felt the halitosis very seriously. the level of halitosis felt everyday was also highest in those within 65-69 years old with mean 2.00±0.862 points. Conclusions : The dissemination of correct knowledge of halitosis management can improve the subjective perception of the elderly oral health care.

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