Subjective assessment for dental treatment needs among institutionalized elderly

Petrovski, Mihajlo and Minovska, Ana and Ivanovski, Kiro and Kovacevska, Ivona and Papakoca, Kiro (2016) Subjective assessment for dental treatment needs among institutionalized elderly. In: 21st Congress of the BaSS, Banja Luka, BIH. (Submitted)

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Background: Among the adult population the need for dental care and certain preventive
measures can be enhanced, especially among the oldest one. Among residents in long-term care
institutions, in most cases in the oral cavity only a few teeth are left,and most of them have need
of treatment. The goal was to evaluate the subjective need for dental treatment among
institutionalized elderly. Material and method- this research was conducted in the "Mother Teresa"
department, within the PHI Gerontology Institute "XIII-th of November" Skopje. All 73
institutionalized persons older than 65 years were examined. Adequate survey with appropriate
questions subjective assessment for need of dental treatment was made among the
institutionalized elderly. Results: 61.64% of respondents gave his subjective opinion that have
need for dental intervention, while the remaining 38.36% from the institutionalized elderly people
had no need for dental interventions. In terms of what kind of interventions, most needed
treatment subjectively considered by the subject were different prosthetic activities (53.23%).
Only one form the examined persons (1.61%) subjectively noted the need for treatment of gingival
and periodontal diseases or need for checkup. Conclusion- The need for dental interventions
among institutionalized elderly is high, with a predominance of different prosthetic interventions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Ana Minovska
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 11:24
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 11:24

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