Tiisanoja, A, Syrjälä, A‐M, Komulainen, K, et al. The association of medications with sedative properties with oral health behaviour in community‐dwelling older people. Int J Dent Hygiene. 2018; 16: e17– e22. https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12285
The association of medications with sedative properties with oral health behaviour in community-dwelling older people
|Author:||Tiisanoja, A.1; Syrjälä, A-M.1,2,3; Komulainen, K.3,4;|
1Unit of Oral Health Sciences Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Dental Training Clinic, Social and Health services, Oulu, Finland
3Social and Health Centre of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
4Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
5Kuopio Research Center of Geriatric Care, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
6Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
7Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019102334317
John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2019-10-23
Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine whether drugs with sedative properties are related to oral health behaviour—such as frequency of toothbrushing, using toothpaste and dental visits—and oral hygiene, measured by the number of teeth with dental plaque, among community‐dwelling older people.
Methods: The study population consisted of 159 community‐dwelling, dentate, non‐smoking, older people from the Oral Health GeMS study (Geriatric Multidisciplinary Strategy for the Good Care of Older People study). The data were collected by interviews and clinical examinations during 2004‐2005. Sedative properties of drugs were assessed using the sedative load (SL) model. Logistic and Poisson regression models were used to estimate odds ratios/relative risks (OR/RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI).
Results: After adjusting for confounding factors, SL associated with infrequent toothbrushing (OR 1.72, CI: 0.61‐4.89), toothpaste use less than twice a day (OR 3.34, CI: 1.39‐8.12), non‐regular dental visits (OR 2.28 CI: 0.91‐5.30) and the number of teeth with dental plaque (RR 1.20 CI: 1.04‐1.39) compared to participants without a SL.
Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that use of drugs with sedative properties indicates poor oral health behaviour among older people.
International journal of dental hygiene
|Pages:||E17 - E22|
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A1 Journal article – refereed
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The original GeMS study was supported by the Social Insurance Institute and the City of Kuopio. Dr. Tiisanoja reports personal grant from Finnish Dental Society. Dr. Hartikainen reports grants outside the present study from MSD for lecture fees. Dr. Taipale reports grants from Janssen paid to the institution where she was employed. Other authors have nothing to disclose. There are no conflict of interests concerning this research.
© 2017 John Wiley & Sons A/S. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tiisanoja, A, Syrjälä, A‐M, Komulainen, K, et al. The association of medications with sedative properties with oral health behaviour in community‐dwelling older people. Int J Dent Hygiene. 2018; 16: e17– e22. https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12285 . which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12285. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.