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Factors related to poor self-perceived oral health among community-dwelling elderly individuals in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Author(s):
de Andrade, Fabiola Bof [1] ; Lebrao, Maria Lucia [1] ; Ferreira Santos, Jair Licio [2] ; de Oliveira Duarte, Yeda Aparecida [3] ; da Cruz Teixeira, Doralice Severo [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Cadernos de Saúde Pública; v. 28, n. 10, p. 1965-1975, OCT 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 17
Abstract

The present study investigated the prevalence of poor self-perceived oral health and its association with oral health, general health and socioeconomic factors among elderly individuals from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The sample consisted of 871 elderly individuals enrolled in the Health, Wellbeing and Aging cohort study. Self-perceived oral health was measured by the question: ``How would you rate your oral health?{''}. Most subjects self-rated their oral health as good. Among dentate individuals, poor oral health was related to depression, poor self-rated health, dental treatment, dental checkups and the psychosocial sub-scale scores of the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index. Edentulous individuals were more likely to report poor oral health, whereas those with higher psychosocial scores were less likely to report poor self-rated oral health. Poor self-rated oral health is associated with general health factors and the psychosocial impact of oral health on quality of life, regardless of socioeconomic and clinical health measures. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/54947-2 - SABE study - 2005: well-being and ageing: longitudinal study of living conditions and health of elderly in the municipality of São Paulo
Grantee:Ruy Laurenti
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/00883-1 - Factors associated to self-perceived oral health among elerly from São Paulo: SABE study
Grantee:Fabíola Bof de Andrade
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate