Open Access Research Article Article ID: ACMPH-8-278

    Assessment of oral health among elderly living in old age homes and within family set up in Bareilly city: A cross-sectional study

    Nandita Gautam*, Shivalingesh KK, Anushtha Kushwaha, Lubna Shoaib and Vertika Mahar

    Introduction: Aging is a natural process but at the same time, the aging population has substantially increased. Socially this stage is considered the total of one lived experience. 

    Materials and methods: The sample size has been 200 which is 100 in each group. Individuals beyond 60 years of age and who will be able to cooperate with the study were included in the study. World Health Organization oral health assessment form (2013) was used to record the oral health status of the subjects. The data were entered into an excel sheet and transferred to SPSS V. 21. for statistical analysis and Chi-square and ANOVA tests were done. 

    Results: On assessment, 83 percent of old-age home residents and 68 percent from the family group did not have a periodontal pocket. Nonetheless, 12 percent of the individuals in a care home and 31% of the subjects in the family setting had pocket depths of 4-5 mm, while 1% of both groups had pocket depths of 6 mm. In comparison among elderly within the family set up and old age, homes reported a statistically significant difference between the 2 groups (p < 0.001) 

    Conclusion: The findings of this study revealed that the institutionalized geriatric population suffers from a wide range of dental illnesses, the most frequent of which is dental caries. For the same, many of them require extensive treatment.


    Published on: Jun 9, 2022 Pages: 79-83

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5479.000178
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