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ORAL HEALTH STATUS AND 'ORAL HEALTHRELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN l'WO ELDERLY HOMES IN NAIROBI. '

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SUMMARY

BaCkgrOUn~eral studies have been carried out to assess the oral health status and oral health related quality of Ii fe in the ederly. Gobally, poor oral health among old people has resulted in high caries experience, tooth loss, high prevalence of periodontal diseases,

xerostomia and precancer/cancerous conditions among the ederly. This is expected to impact on their day to day lite negatively.

Objective: To describe the oral health status and oral heath related quality of life among elderly patients at two elderly patients home around Nairobi.

Study design: Descriptive cross-sectional study.

Data collection tools and techniques: \he data will be collected using questionnaires and clinical evaluation forms.

Sample and sampling: patients will be selected using simple random sampling method.

Perceived benefits: The results obtained from this study will help dentists and dental practitioners in the proper management or elderly patients in a way that wil aim at improving their oral related quality or lire.

Setting: The study will be conducted at two elderly homes ~d Nairobi.

Study population: the study will be conducted in Kenyan African elderly persons aged 65 years and above at the two elderly homes.

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