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Evaluation of Salivary Flow and Buffer Capacity Associated to Aged People's Oral Health

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00651248
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Academia Cearense de Odontologia

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to identify the relation of the salivary flow and the buffer capacity of the saliva with medicine, buccal discomfort and auto-related illnesses in aged people.

Condition or disease
Oral Health Diagnosis, Oral Public Health

Detailed Description:
Study clinical of prevalence. 68 aged, average 70.4 years, SD ± 7.27 represented institution's residents of long permanence. Questionnaire was applied, organizing the data for Software SPSS version 15. The test qui-square of Pearson was used, level of significance 5% and reliable interval 95%. 80% presented pH normal. The salivary Flow: 32.3% very low, 41.2% reduced and 25.5% normal. 30.9% mentioned dry mouth, 22.1% tasting's problems, 17.6% dysphagia and 14.7% burning mouth. Main systemic illnesses: 48.5% declared cardiovascular problems, 17.6% diabetes and 16.2% osteoporosis. 76.5% used medicine. There was a significance statistic between medicine taking and dry mouth (p=0.013), buffer capacity and burning mouth (p=0.019), salivary flow and medicine taking (p=0.048). The low salivary flow and the buffer capacity of the saliva influence in the aged people's health condition, as the drugs influence the results.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Evaluation of Salivary Flow and Buffer Capacity Associated to Aged People's Oral Health
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
68 aged, average 70.4 years, SD ± 7.27 represented institution's residents of long permanence.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged people with 60 years old or more,
  • ills or not,
  • able to realize tests
  • people who want to participate of research

Exclusion Criteria:

  • people less 60 years old

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Locations
Brazil
Instituição de Longa Permanência Lar Torres de Melo
Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Academia Cearense de Odontologia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Maria VL Saintrain, doutor Universidade de Fortaleza

Responsible Party: Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain, Universidade de Fortaleza
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00651248     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: renatago
First Posted: April 2, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Keywords provided by Academia Cearense de Odontologia:
Saliva
Oral health
Aged