タケハラ サチコ
  竹原 祥子
   所属   医学部 医学科
   職種   助教
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Factors affecting the motivation for dental check-ups and anxiety in the elderly in Tokyo.
掲載誌名 正式名:Gerodontology
略  称:Gerodontology
ISSNコード:1741235807340664
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 26(2),105-11頁
著者・共著者 Takehara Sachiko, Shimoyama Kazuhiro
発行年月 2009/06
概要 OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing the motivation for regular dental check-ups and anxiety about future dental problems in the elderly.BACKGROUND:Regular dental check-ups are important to maintain oral health. Anxiety affects the quality of life of the elderly. However, few studies have investigated the factors influencing the motivation for regular dental check-ups and anxiety in the elderly.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Among 452 elderly persons, 215 participants provided useful answers to our questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of items concerning oral and living conditions of the subjects. Logistic regression analysis was conducted.RESULTS:The mean age of the study sample was 75.7 +/- 5.8 years. The percentage of edentulous subjects was 12.1%. The motivation for regular dental check-ups was significantly positively correlated with the number of teeth present (p<0.01), using inter-dental brushes (p<0.01), being on regular prescribed medication (p<0.05), and having experience of providing oral care for the bedridden (p<0.05). Anxiety about future oral problems was significantly associated with self-rated health status (p<0.01) and the presence of dentists who could be counted on to provide domiciliary visits (p<0.05).CONCLUSION:The participants of this study had a high motivation for regular dental check-ups, but were concerned about the future, particularly if they became bedridden.
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2008.00241.x
PMID 19260990