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Frailty and oral health related quality of life of older adults

Grant number: 15/11723-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Roosevelt da Silva Bastos
Grantee:Larissa Sanches Paino
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil

Abstract

As one grows older frailty syndrome appears more severely manifesting in increased risk of dependency and falls, as well as increased mortality and new episodes of hospitalization, oral health problems in frail elderly were not investigated related impact on quality of life. The objective of this study is to investigate the correlation between oral health related quality of life and the fragility of the elderly. There will be a epidemiologic observational cross-sectional study of elderly in the city of Bauru. To evaluate the oral health related quality of life will be used the OHIP-14 instrument, to investigate the frailty syndrome. The data will be evaluated regarding normal distribution, and then the correlation test will be carried out between variables at the 0.05 significance level. It is expected that the most frail elderly will show higher concern about their oral health condition.

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