The significance of the mouth in old age.

  title={The significance of the mouth in old age.},
  author={Michael I MacEntee and Rachelle Hole and E H Stolar},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={45 9},
Information on the significance of the mouth in old age has been obtained from structured interviews with older subjects focused largely on the significance and impact of oral dysfunction. There is, however, a growing sense that inventories of dysfunction do not explain the full significance of aging and that structured interviews offer little opportunity to explore feelings and concerns. This study adopted a qualitative approach to collect and analyse data from unrestricted responses to the… CONTINUE READING

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