所属 医学部 医学科 職種 助教
|表題||Associations between depressive symptoms and oral health: findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)|
|掲載誌名||正式名：Australasian Journal on Ageing|
略 称：Australas J Ageing
|出版社||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia|
|著者・共著者||Wright FAC, Takehara Sachiko, Stanaway Fiona, Naganathan Vasi, Blyth Fiona, Hirani Vasant, Couteur David, Handelsman David, Waite Louise, Seibel Markus, Cumming Robert|
|概要||Objective: To investigate whether poorer oral health, tooth loss and lower usage of dental services are associated with depressive symptoms in older Australian men.
Methods: Cross-sectional study of data collected from participants of the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Depressive symptoms were evaluated by the Geriatric Depression Scale. Chewing capacity was estimated by ability to chew 11 food items.
Results: The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 17.5%. Self-evaluated oral health, chewing capacity and the number of natural and decayed teeth were associated with depressive symptoms. After adjusting for multiple confounders, chewing capacity (PR 1.93; 95% CI 1.34-2.79) and decayed teeth (PR 1.68; 95% CI 1.03-2.75) maintained a significant association with depressive symptoms.
Conclusion: The direction of causality between oral health and depression is unclear; however, oral health may contribute to depression in older Australian men and depressive symptoms may limit chewing capacity and be aggravated by untreated dental decay.