Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 426--430

Prosthetic status and treatment needs of institutionalised elders of age 60 years and above in Chennai


S Prabhu1, Joseph John2, S Saravanan3, I Meignana Arumugham4 
1 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
3 Professor, Dept. of Public Health dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
S Prabhu
P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai
India

Objective: To assess the prosthetic status and treatment needs of institutionalised elders in Chennai. Materials and methods: A cross - sectional study was conducted among 289 residents of old age homes in Chennai. Demographic information was collected followed by clinical examination of Prosthetic status and treatment needs using a section of WHO oral health assessment form (1997). Results: 88.2% of the subjects had no prosthesis in the maxillary arch, 90.3% subjects had no prosthesis in the mandibular arch, there was a significant difference between the prosthetic status and gender in maxillary arch (p = 0.04) while there is no significant difference between prosthetic status and gender in mandibular arch (p = 0.2). The need for full prosthesis was highest and it increased with age, followed by multi -unit prosthesis (23.9%) in maxillary arch and need for a combination of one and / or multi - unit prosthesis in mandibular arch (28.7%), there was very highly significant difference between prosthetic needs and gender in both maxillary and mandibular arch (p = 0.001). Conclusion: The findings of the study demonstrated a high unmet prosthetic treatment needs among the institutionalized elderly population surveyed.


How to cite this article:
Prabhu S, John J, Saravanan S, Arumugham I M. Prosthetic status and treatment needs of institutionalised elders of age 60 years and above in Chennai.J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2011;9:426-430


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Prabhu S, John J, Saravanan S, Arumugham I M. Prosthetic status and treatment needs of institutionalised elders of age 60 years and above in Chennai. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Apr 13 ];9:426-430
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