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Oral health and nutritional status in a group of geriatric rehabilitation patients

Andersson, P; Westergren, A; Karlsson, S; Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill LU and Renvert, S (2002) In Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 16(3). p.311-318
Abstract
The aims of this study were to evaluate the oral health status and nutritional status in a group of geriatric rehabilitation patients, and to analyse the relationship between these two parameters. Nurses at the ward performed structured assessments of oral and nutritional status using the Revised Oral Assessment Guide and the Subjective Global Assessment form in 223 newly admitted patients. Most oral health problems were found among patients who stayed longer at the hospital and were more dependent on help as compared with the healthier patients. Thirty-four per cent of the patients were either severely undernourished, at risk or suspected to be undernourished (UN). Oral health problems were more common among UN patients (p < 0.0005)... (More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the oral health status and nutritional status in a group of geriatric rehabilitation patients, and to analyse the relationship between these two parameters. Nurses at the ward performed structured assessments of oral and nutritional status using the Revised Oral Assessment Guide and the Subjective Global Assessment form in 223 newly admitted patients. Most oral health problems were found among patients who stayed longer at the hospital and were more dependent on help as compared with the healthier patients. Thirty-four per cent of the patients were either severely undernourished, at risk or suspected to be undernourished (UN). Oral health problems were more common among UN patients (p < 0.0005) compared with well-nourished patients. The most frequent oral health problem was found on teeth or dentures (48%). Problems related to the tongue and lips were also common among UN patients (56 and 44%, respectively). Oral health status was correlated (r = 0.32) to nutritional status. Problems with swallowing had the strongest association to the nutritional status (OR 6.05; 95% CI 2.41-15.18). This study demonstrated that poor oral health status was related to undernourishment. (Less)
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undernourishment, oral health status, guide, oral assessment, geriatric rehabilitation patients, nutritional status
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Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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311 - 318
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1471-6712
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10.1046/j.1471-6712.2002.00086.x
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  author       = {Andersson, P and Westergren, A and Karlsson, S and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill and Renvert, S},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {311--318},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences},
  title        = {Oral health and nutritional status in a group of geriatric rehabilitation patients},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1471-6712.2002.00086.x},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2002},
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