Factores asociados con visitas dentales autoinformadas entre melbournianos mayores. El estudio MELSHA 2008 recopilación de datos

Translated title of the contribution: Factors associated with self-reported dental visits among older melbournians. The MELSHA study 2008 data collection

Rodrigo Mariño, Joanne Enticott, Mahmoud Elsamman, Rachel Etzion, Maryam Ferooz, Ryuun Fujihara, Hugo Hancock, Julian He, Hall Kendig, Colette Browning

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Abstract

Objective: To describe self-reported oral health-care visits and associated factors in older adults in Melbourne, Australia. Material and Methods: 201 older adults, 79-96 years, took part in the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Healthy Ageing (MELSHA) in 2008. Participants who visited a dentist within 12-months prior were identified. Logistic regression examined factors associated with the 12-month visits. Results: 47.7% reported visits to the dentist in the previous 12 months. Multivariate analyses showed dentate participants (OR=11.27; 95% CI: 4.38-29.00) were more likely to have a 12-month visit, and; those receiving a government pension or benefit were less likely to have a 12-month visit (OR=0.38; 95% CI 0.18-0.79). Conclusion: Compared with existing data on the oral health of older Australians, MELSHA participants appear to have lower dental attendance. Findings highlight the need to increase older people sleeking oral health-care, and the need to collect information to identify influencers of oral health service usage.

Translated title of the contributionFactors associated with self-reported dental visits among older melbournians. The MELSHA study 2008 data collection
Original languageSpanish, Castilian
Pages (from-to)275-281
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Oral Research
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Dental health services
  • Elderly
  • Health services for the aged
  • Longitudinal studies

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Mariño, R., Enticott, J., Elsamman, M., Etzion, R., Ferooz, M., Fujihara, R., Hancock, H., He, J., Kendig, H., & Browning, C. (2019). Factores asociados con visitas dentales autoinformadas entre melbournianos mayores. El estudio MELSHA 2008 recopilación de datos. Journal of Oral Research , 8(4), 275-281. https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2019.041