The Effects of an Oral Care Program on Oral Health of Institutionalized Elderly

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335200
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of an Oral Care Program on Oral Health of Institutionalized Elderly
Author(s):
Chang, Chia-Chi; Wu, Jih-Hsuan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chia-Chi Chang, PhD, RN, cchang@tmu.edu.tw; Jih-Hsuan Wu, RN, MS
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Institutionalized elderly overlooked the oral care because of multiple chronic diseases and decline self-care skills, impact the oral health quality of life, oral health status and nutritional status, resulting in oral-related diseases. There are few oral care program interventions. The purpose of this study was to develop an oral care program and to examine the effects of this program among institutionalized elderly. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study. Fifty-five convenience subjects were recruited from two northern long-term care facilities, randomly assigned to the experimental group (n = 24) and the control group(n = 30). The experimental group received four weeks of oral health programs, the control group received routine oral care. Data were collected pre- and post-tests including demographic variables, general health status, subjective oral health status, and objective oral health status. Subjective oral health status was measured by Oral Health Impact Scale -14 (OHIP-14) and objective oral health status were measured by plaque status and oral health assessment tool (OHAT). The data were analyzed by SPSS 19.0 for Windows. Results: The study results showed that the experimental group had improve significantly with OHAT results (F = 21.094, p <.01), plaque status (F = 4.438, p <.05),and reduce the feeding time (F = 5.372, p <.05). Conclusion: Therefore the oral care program should be recommended in the future in long-term care facilities in order to promote the oral health and improve the quality of life.
Keywords:
Elderly; Oral care; Institutionalized
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST27
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Effects of an Oral Care Program on Oral Health of Institutionalized Elderlyen
dc.contributor.authorChang, Chia-Chien
dc.contributor.authorWu, Jih-Hsuanen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsChia-Chi Chang, PhD, RN, cchang@tmu.edu.tw; Jih-Hsuan Wu, RN, MSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335200-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: Institutionalized elderly overlooked the oral care because of multiple chronic diseases and decline self-care skills, impact the oral health quality of life, oral health status and nutritional status, resulting in oral-related diseases. There are few oral care program interventions. The purpose of this study was to develop an oral care program and to examine the effects of this program among institutionalized elderly. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study. Fifty-five convenience subjects were recruited from two northern long-term care facilities, randomly assigned to the experimental group (n = 24) and the control group(n = 30). The experimental group received four weeks of oral health programs, the control group received routine oral care. Data were collected pre- and post-tests including demographic variables, general health status, subjective oral health status, and objective oral health status. Subjective oral health status was measured by Oral Health Impact Scale -14 (OHIP-14) and objective oral health status were measured by plaque status and oral health assessment tool (OHAT). The data were analyzed by SPSS 19.0 for Windows. Results: The study results showed that the experimental group had improve significantly with OHAT results (F = 21.094, p <.01), plaque status (F = 4.438, p <.05),and reduce the feeding time (F = 5.372, p <.05). Conclusion: Therefore the oral care program should be recommended in the future in long-term care facilities in order to promote the oral health and improve the quality of life.en
dc.subjectElderlyen
dc.subjectOral careen
dc.subjectInstitutionalizeden
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:46:46Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:46:46Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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