Dexterity testing as a predictor of oral care ability.

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OBJECTIVE To examine a spectrum of elderly people to determine if hand function/dexterity measures can predict oral care ability. DESIGN A series of dental, hand function, and dexterity measures were assessed by blinded examiners. Plaque scores were used as the criterion standard to assess plaque removal ability. PATIENTS A convenience sample of 52… (More)

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