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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156438
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Risks of Osteoporosis and Poor Oral Health in a Vulnerable Population
Abstract:
Risks of Osteoporosis and Poor Oral Health in a Vulnerable Population
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Huff, Marlene S., PhD, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Akron
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Elizabeth Kinion, EdD; Mary Agnes Kendra, PhD, CNS
Osteoporosis: A Risk Associated With Poor Oral Health There is a dynamic relationship between periodontal structure and teeth. Alveolar bone loss is a primary indicator of periodontal disease. This is especially evident among people with poor oral hygiene and dental care. Both osteoporosis and periodontal disease are serious public health concerns. This paper discusses the oral health status of vulnerable adults who participated in the Nurses? Oral Health Initiative. The purpose of this study was to describe the frequency of risk for osteoporosis using the SCORE questionnaire for persons who had major and minor oral health problems. A nonexperimental, descriptive, correlational design was used to determine a relationship between oral health and risk for osteoporosis. Subjects were members of a vulnerable population with a common characteristic of a lack of access to dental care. The subjects had requested treatment for dental problems and were seen in a nurse-managed clinic for the initial assessment. Following informed consent, a comprehensive oral physical exam was completed by the nurse and questionnaires were completed. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample. Bivariate statistical tests including t-test and Pearson?s r were used to identify relationships between variables (oral health findings, values on the SCORE questionnaire, age, race). Results of the study suggest that this population is at increased risk for associated chronic health problems including osteoporosis. Nurses who conduct oral health assessments play a central role in early identification of bone mineral loss. Through recognition of the relationship between poor oral health and osteoporosis, referrals can be made for dental care and appropriate diagnostic testing and adequate follow up for osteoporosis. A recommendation that surfaced from this study is a need for interdisciplinary studies between dentists, dental hygienists, and nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRisks of Osteoporosis and Poor Oral Health in a Vulnerable Populationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156438-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Risks of Osteoporosis and Poor Oral Health in a Vulnerable Population</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huff, Marlene S., PhD, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Akron</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mhuff@uakron.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Elizabeth Kinion, EdD; Mary Agnes Kendra, PhD, CNS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Osteoporosis: A Risk Associated With Poor Oral Health There is a dynamic relationship between periodontal structure and teeth. Alveolar bone loss is a primary indicator of periodontal disease. This is especially evident among people with poor oral hygiene and dental care. Both osteoporosis and periodontal disease are serious public health concerns. This paper discusses the oral health status of vulnerable adults who participated in the Nurses? Oral Health Initiative. The purpose of this study was to describe the frequency of risk for osteoporosis using the SCORE questionnaire for persons who had major and minor oral health problems. A nonexperimental, descriptive, correlational design was used to determine a relationship between oral health and risk for osteoporosis. Subjects were members of a vulnerable population with a common characteristic of a lack of access to dental care. The subjects had requested treatment for dental problems and were seen in a nurse-managed clinic for the initial assessment. Following informed consent, a comprehensive oral physical exam was completed by the nurse and questionnaires were completed. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample. Bivariate statistical tests including t-test and Pearson?s r were used to identify relationships between variables (oral health findings, values on the SCORE questionnaire, age, race). Results of the study suggest that this population is at increased risk for associated chronic health problems including osteoporosis. Nurses who conduct oral health assessments play a central role in early identification of bone mineral loss. Through recognition of the relationship between poor oral health and osteoporosis, referrals can be made for dental care and appropriate diagnostic testing and adequate follow up for osteoporosis. A recommendation that surfaced from this study is a need for interdisciplinary studies between dentists, dental hygienists, and nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:47:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:47:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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