A Cross-Sectional Study to assess the Oral Mucosal Conditions of Institutionalized Elderly People in India
INTRODUCTION: Institutionalized health care is expensive in most of the developing countries such as India. Due to which people residing in old care homes were having higher rate of oral disease.
OBJECTIVES: To assess oral mucosal condition of institutionalized elderly people living in India.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: A cross sectional survey was conducted among the 8old care homes in India and clinical examination was done to check any mucosal changes of oral cavity among the studied subjects. After the data collection descriptive statistics was done by using SPSS 22.0 version.
RESULTS: Majority of the people were having oral mucosal conditions i.e. 31.75% and 26.35 % of the total study participants had OSMF (Oral Submucous Fibrosis) and Denture Stomatitis respectively.
CONCLUSION: The present study concludes that oral mucosal condition is relatively poor in institutionalized elderly living