Factors associated with self-assessed oral health in the Japanese independent elderly.

  title={Factors associated with self-assessed oral health in the Japanese independent elderly.},
  author={Chisato Konishi and Chiyoko Hakuta and Masayuki Ueno and Kayoko Shinada and Fredrick Allan Clive Wright and Yoko Kawaguchi},
  volume={27 1},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to analyse the relationship between oral health status, oral motor function, daily life situations and self-assessed oral health. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 190 independent elderly volunteers aged 62-99 years from senior citizen centres in Tokyo, Japan. A questionnaire survey and oral examination were conducted on each participant. For the descriptive analyses, Independent t-test and the chi-squared test were… CONTINUE READING


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