Evaluation of chewing ability and its relationship with activities of daily living, depression, cognitive status and food intake in the community-dwelling elderly.

@article{Kimura2013EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of chewing ability and its relationship with activities of daily living, depression, cognitive status and food intake in the community-dwelling elderly.},
  author={Yumi Kimura and Hiroshi Ogawa and Akihiro Yoshihara and Takayuki Yamaga and Tomoya Takiguchi and Taizo Wada and Ryota L. Sakamoto and Yasuko Ishimoto and E riko Fukutomi and Wen-ling Chen and Michiko Fujisawa and Kiyohito Okumiya and Kuniaki Otsuka and Hidenori Miyazaki and Kenichi Matsubayashi},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          718-25
        }
}
AIM The aim of this study was to assess chewing ability using color-changeable chewing gum and to show the association between chewing ability and geriatric functions, as well as dietary status in the community-dwelling elderly. METHODS The study population consisted of 269 community-dwelling elderly aged ≥ 75 living in Tosa, Japan. Assessment of chewing ability was carried out by a dentist using color-changeable chewing gum. Activities of daily living (ADL), depression and subjective quality… CONTINUE READING
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