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Nutritional status assessment in complete denture wearers.
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PMID:  22512332     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Gerodontology 2012; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00620.x Nutritional status assessment in complete denture wearers Background and objectives:  The relationship between oral health and the nutritional status in the elderly is complex and controversial. It has been suggested that poor oral health and a decreased ability to chew have a profound influence on food selection, diet and thereby the nutritional status of the individual. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of edentulousness and prosthetic treatment on the nutritional status of the individual. Methods:  A total of 94 patients were selected for the study, which was conducted over a period of 16 months. The nutritional status was assessed using the Mini Nutritional Assessment Form (MNA) before the complete denture treatment and after an interval of 6 months and 9 months following the treatment. The individual scores obtained for each question and the total scores at the baseline study were compared with those obtained after 6 and 9 months. Proportions were compared using chi-squared test of significance. Results:  The results showed statistically significant differences in the total MNA scores between the baseline study and after 6 and 9 months. The edentulous patients without complete dentures had significantly lower MNA scores. Conclusion:  Prosthetic rehabilitation of the edentulous patients with complete dentures, along with the dietary counselling, improved the nutritional status of these patients.
Nagaranjani Prakash; Natarajan Kalavathy; Janakiramareddy Sridevi; Kumareshan Premnath
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-19
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Title:  Gerodontology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-2358     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-19     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.
Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India Department of Prosthodontics, D.A.P.M.R.V. Dental College, Bangalore, India.
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