Edentulism and Trajectories of Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults: The Role of Dental Care Service Utilization.

@article{Han2019EdentulismAT,
  title={Edentulism and Trajectories of Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults: The Role of Dental Care Service Utilization.},
  author={Sae Hwang Han and Bei Wu and Jeffrey A. Burr},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          898264319851654
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined the associations between edentulism, dental care service utilization, and cognitive functioning trajectories among older adults. METHOD Longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study (2006-2014) were employed to examine individuals aged 51 and older who were identified as having normal cognition at baseline ( N = 12,405). Cognitive functioning was measured with a modified version of the Telephone Interview for Cognition Status. Edentulism was self… CONTINUE READING