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Evaluation of a self-assessed screening test for masticatory ability of Taiwanese older adults.
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Gerodontology 2012; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2012.00632.x Evaluation of a self-assessed screening test for masticatory ability of Taiwanese older adults Objectives:  The aim of this study was to evaluate a screening test based on a food intake questionnaire to discriminate the masticatory ability of Taiwanese older adults with 20 and more natural teeth and at least 8 functional tooth units (FTUs) from the masticatory ability of those with fewer than 20 natural teeth and 8 FTUs. Materials and Methods:  The subjects were 2244 patients (mean age, 60.4±10.0 years) recruited from 23 counties and cities in Taiwan. Information about their demographic data, dentition, and masticatory ability was collected. Masticatory ability was measured for 23 food groups comprising 35 common Taiwanese foods, and receiver operation characteristic curve analysis was performed. Results:  The results showed that the final questionnaire included 14 food groups and a subject choosing 'difficult to eat' responses for 4 and more of these food groups had the same masticatory ability as individuals with fewer than 20 natural teeth and 8 FTUs. Conclusion:  In conclusion, foods that are the most difficult to eat are not necessarily good discriminatory indicators. Hence, the 14-food group questionnaire can be considered the best screening test for masticatory ability of Taiwanese older adults in terms of the presence of 20 and more natural teeth and at least 8 FTUs.
Authors:
Kun-Jung Hsu; Huey-Er Lee; Shou-Jen Lan; Shun-Te Huang; Chun-Min Chen; Yea-Yin Yen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gerodontology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-2358     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8215850     Medline TA:  Gerodontology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Gerodontology Society and John Wiley & Sons A/S.
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School of Dentistry, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Department of Family Dentistry, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Department of Dentistry, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Department of Prosthodontics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Department of Healthcare Administration, College of Health Science, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Oral Hygiene, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Department of Pedodontics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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