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Oral Health and nutritional status in nursing home residents—results of an explorative cross-sectional pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, January 2017
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Title
Oral Health and nutritional status in nursing home residents—results of an explorative cross-sectional pilot study
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BMC Geriatrics, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12877-017-0429-0
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Dirk Ziebolz, Christine Werner, Gerhard Schmalz, Ina Nitschke, Rainer Haak, Rainer F. Mausberg, Jean-François Chenot

Abstract

This study was performed to assess oral and nutritional status of nursing home residents in a region of Lower Saxony, Germany. The aim was to show potential associations between oral status (dentate or edentulous), further anamnestic factors (dementia, age, smoking) and the risk for malnutrition in this population. In this observational cross-sectional pilot study of residents from four nursing homes Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Body-Mass-Index (BMI), dental status (DMF-T) and periodontal situation (PSR(®)/PSI) were recorded. Associations of recorded factors with oral health and nutritional status were examined in univariate and multivariate analysis. Eighty-seven residents participated in the study (mean age: 84.1 years; female: 72%, demented: 47%). Average BMI was 26.2 kg/m(2); according MNA 52% were at risk for malnutrition. 48% of the residents were edentulous, and the average DMF-T of dentulous was 25.0 (3.7) (D-T: 2.0 [3.1], M-T: 15.0 [8.3], F-T: 8.0 [7.4]); PSR(®)/PSI 3 and 4 (need for periodontal treatment) showed 79% of residents. In univariate analysis dementia (OR 2.5 CI95 1.1-5.6) but not being edentulous (OR 2.0 CI95 0.8-5.8) were associated with being at risk for malnutrition. Dementia remained associated in multivariate analysis adjusting for age and sex, (OR 3.1 CI95 1.2-8.2) and additionally being edentulous (OR 2.8 CI95 1.1-7.3) became associated significantly. Furthermore, nursing home residents with dementia had more remaining teeth (OR 2.5 CI95 1.1-5.9). Dementia was a stronger predictor for risk of malnutrition in nursing home residents than being edentulous. Further studies to elucidate the possible role of oral health as cofactor for malnutrition in dementia are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 120 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 19%
Student > Master 19 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Researcher 6 5%
Lecturer 6 5%
Other 21 18%
Unknown 34 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 11%
Psychology 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 5 4%
Unknown 36 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2017.
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#1,281,049
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#223
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#50,522
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#9
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