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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Academia Cearense de Odontologia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00651248
First received: March 31, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

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
Oral Health
Diagnosis, Oral
Public Health

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Evaluation of Salivary Flow and Buffer Capacity Associated to Aged People's Oral Health

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Further study details as provided by Academia Cearense de Odontologia:

Enrollment: 68
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2007
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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain, Universidade de Fortaleza
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00651248     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: renatago
Study First Received: March 31, 2008
Last Updated: March 31, 2008
Health Authority: Brazil: Ministry of Health
Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

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

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