The Convergence Effect of Oral Health Level on Daily Life of Elderly Women

여성노인의 구강건강 수준이 일상생활에 미치는 융합적인 영향

  • Choi, Jung-Ok (Department of Dental Hygiene, Youngsan University) ;
  • Nam, Seoul-Hee (Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Science, Kangwon National University)
  • 최정옥 (영산대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 남설희 (강원대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2017.10.31
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of oral health status on daily life of elderly women. The subjects of this study were 142 elderly women aged 60 years or older who were surveyed through questionnaires, interviews, counseling, and oral examinations. The SPSS program was used for frequency analysis, descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The results of the study showed that the number affected on daily life were 1.4 in average and the oral health condition was the highest at scaling (59.4%). When the oral status was unsatisfactory, it was found to be uncomfortable in daily life. In case of oral pain, oral status and poor removal of calculus, the number and frequency in daily life were increased. In conclusion, the oral health of elderly women can improve their daily life ability and affect the quality of life. Therefore, a systematic oral care plan is needed through the expansion of oral health promotion education for elderly women and the development of continuous preventive programs.


Supported by : 영산대학교


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