Oral health related quality of life in an aging canadian population

Oral health-related quality of life in an aging Canadian population Robert D Kotzer1*, Herenia P Lawrence1†, Joanne B Clovis2† and Debora C Matthews3† Abstract Background: The purpose of the study is to describe the impact of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) on the lives of pre-seniors and seniors living in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Oral Health and Healthy Aging At UTHealth School of Dentistry, we know how important oral health is to overall health, especially in older adults, yet many are unaware of the connection. UTSD is committed to being an information resource for patients, families, caregivers and other health professionals.

Oral Health and Healthy Aging At UTHealth School of Dentistry, we know how important oral health is to overall health, especially in older adults, yet many are unaware of the connection. UTSD is committed to being an information resource for patients, families, caregivers and other health professionals.

In descriptive population studies, poor oral health related quality of life is associated with tooth loss. There is a less extensive literature of longitudinal clinical trials, and measurement of change and interpretation of change scores continues to pose a challenge. Quality of life often depends on health and health care. However, health care practitioners, especially when establishing therapeutic objectives, may underemphasize its importance to patients. Some of the factors that influence health-related quality of life (eg, institutionalization, reduced life ...