Perceived barriers to oral health care among the homebound.

  title={Perceived barriers to oral health care among the homebound.},
  author={Molly S. Strayer},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  volume={15 3},
  • Molly S. Strayer
  • Published 1995 in
    Special care in dentistry : official publication…
Questionnaires and oral examinations were completed on 50 clients of a social service agency which provides home-based services to functionally dependent elderly. Nearly 61% of all respondents classified their oral health as frail/poor, and 82% reported a perceived need for some oral health care. When asked if they considered themselves homebound, 60% reported being homebound from 1-10 years (mean = 4.7 years). Two or more home services were received by 80% of the homebound group compared with… CONTINUE READING