Dependence on others for oral hygiene and its association with hand deformities and functional impairment in elders with a history of leprosy

Talita Xavier Gonçalves
Talita Xavier Gonçalves
Anna Rachel Dos Santos Soares
Anna Rachel Dos Santos Soares
Luísa Rodrigues de Abreu Carvalho
Luísa Rodrigues de Abreu Carvalho
Fernanda Lamounier Campos
Fernanda Lamounier Campos

Gerodontology, 2018.

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Abstract:

Approximately one-third of elders have a dependence on others for brushing; a smaller proportion is dependent on others for rinsing. Older people who are dependent on others for BADL and who present hand deformities are more likely to be dependent on others for denture brushing and rinsing. Elders may perform oral self-care even when they...More

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