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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Do Elderly Individuals With A Cognitive Handicap Have Worse Oral Health? [o Idoso Com Comprometimento Cognitivo Apresenta Pior Condição De Saúde Bucal?]
Author: Ferreira R.C.
Duarte Vargas A.M.
Fernandes N.C.N.
Souza J.G.S.
de Sa M.A.B.
de Oliveira L.F.B.
Martins A.M.E.B.L.
Abstract: A comparison of the oral health of elderly people with and without a cognitive handicap was assessed. The cognitive condition, the indices of decayed, missing, filled teeth (DMFT), decayed, filled roots (DFR), the need for dental treatment, the presence of plaque (P), calculus (C), the community periodontal index (CPI), the rate of periodontal attachment loss (PAL), edentulism, prosthetic use and the need for prosthetics were evaluated in a complex probabilistic sample by conglomerates of the elderly (65-74 years). PASW® 17.0 was used for the statistical analyses with correction for the design effect, applying the Mann Whitney and chi-square test with 95% reliability. A total of 736 elderly individuals were interviewed and examined. Those with cognitive impairment had higher average DMFT, DFR and lower average healthy sextant CPI, a lower prevalence of sextants without plaque/calculus, use of prosthetics and higher prevalence of edentulism and need for prosthetics. Elderly individuals with a cognitive handicap had poorer oral health.
Editor: Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-81232014198.13712013
Date Issue: 2014
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