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Factors affecting oral discomfort in elderly in some areas

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2020, 20(4), pp.447-455
  • DOI : 10.13065/jksdh.20200041
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : July 2, 2020
  • Accepted : August 10, 2020
  • Published : August 30, 2020

Yun Jung Won ORD ID 1 Lee Jung Hwa ORD ID 1 Ye Hwang Kim 2

1동의대학교
2마산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study was conducted to analyze the factors affecting discomfort in the oral cavity for the elderly and to provide basic data for improving oral health in the elderly. Methods: It was conducted with ethical approval, and all subjects were explained about the research method and purpose before conducting the questionnaire. The final 178 were analyzed through a self�written questionnaire. SPSS 25.0 was used for statistical analysis of the collected data, and the significance level was 0.05. Results: Dental caries was 51.7%, periodontal disease was 69.1%, and lost tooth was 71.9%.The average score of discomfort in the oral cavity was 2.62±0.96. The factors affecting discomfort in the oral cavity were found to affect discomfort in the oral cavity in groups with education, periodontal disease, and missing teeth. Conclusions: Therefore, it is necessary to proceed with the oral health program according to the educational background of the elderly. Find out how to reduce oral discomfort caused by periodontal disease. It is believed that there is a need to expand health insurance for preventive care rather than treatment.

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