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A Convergence Study about Influences of Subjective Oral Health Status and Oral Health Literacy on Oral Health-related Quality of Life among Elderly in Community

지역사회거주 노인의 주관적 구강건강상태와 구강건강문해력이 구강건강관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향에 대한 융합 연구

  • Received : 2017.08.18
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify an influence of subjective oral health status and oral health literacy on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in elderly. Participants in this cross-sectional survey were 248 aged over 65 older people in Jecheon city. Data were collected from July. 3 to 21, 2016 using the self-report questionnaire. Subjective oral health status, oral health literacy and oral health-related quality of life were measured. The results of multiple regression analysis showed that subjective oral health status, oral health literacy, cohabitant, the number of teeth, education level and religion significantly predicted OHRQoL in the elderly people, explaining 44.3% of the variance. Therefore, health care providers should consider that interventions preventing tooth loss and improving oral health status and oral health literacy are required to enhance the OHRQoL in the elderly people.

Keywords

Convergence;Subjective oral health status;Oral health literacy;Oral health-related quality of life;Elderly;Community

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Semyung University