alexa Fatores Relacionados ao Impacto das Condições de Saúde Bucal na Vida Diária de Idosos, Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brasil.


Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health

Author(s): Cristiano MOURA, Fabiana Torres CAVALCANTE, Maria Helena Chaves Vasconcelo, Estela Santos GUSMO, Renata de Souza Coelho SOARES

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Objective : To assess the factors associated to the impact of oral health status in daily life of elderly people assisted by the Municipal Social Welfare - SEMAS in Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil. Methods: Cross - sectional study with a probabilistic sample consisting of 220 elderly of both sexes, aged from 60 to 94 years old, socially independent, without significant cognitive alterations. The dependent variable was the impact of oral health status in daily life as measured by the Index GOHAI and independent variables: gender, age, marital status, family income, education, use of dental services, morbidity, usage and need for prostheses well as signs and symptoms of TMD, using the Index Anamnesic of Fonseca . Were conducted by descr iptive analysis and bivariate Pearson Chi - Square and Pearson Correlation Coefficient , with p <0.05 as the significance cut - off. Results: The GOHAI final mean score of 26.8 indicate negative impact of oral health status of elderly people in daily life . A sta tistically significant association was found between the dependent variable and independent variables : gender ( p < 0.01), self - assessment of need for dental treatment ( p <0.05 ) and the presence of signs and symptoms of DTM ( p < 0.01). Conclusion: The GOHAI final score in this study was considered low, indicating a negative impact of oral health status of the daily life of elderly patients, being associated with a statistically significant way with gender , self - assessment of need for dental treatment and the presence of signs and symptoms TMD , and therefore risk indicators for a low final GOHAI score.

This article was published in Pesq Bras Odontoped Clin Integr and referenced in Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health

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