Oral self-care among adults with diabetes in Finland.

  title={Oral self-care among adults with diabetes in Finland.},
  author={Aija Karikoski and Pirjo Ilanne-Parikka and Heikki T Murtomaa},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  volume={30 3},
OBJECTIVES The importance of maintenance and promotion of periodontal health is emphasized among people with diabetes because of their high risk for periodontal diseases. Our aim was to evaluate oral health behavior and its determinants among adults with diabetes in Finland. METHODS The population of the questionnaire study consisted of 420 systematically selected adults with diabetes, who were members of a national diabetes register. The response rate was 80%. Questions focused on self… CONTINUE READING

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