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Dental hygiene education for nursing staff in a nursing home for older people.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature96686
Source
J Adv Nurs. 2010 Jun;66(6):1273-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2010
Author
Erika Kullberg
Petteri Sjögren
Marianne Forsell
Janet Hoogstraate
Bertil Herbst
Olle Johansson
Author Affiliation
Oral Care AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
Source
J Adv Nurs. 2010 Jun;66(6):1273-9
Date
Jun-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
AIM: This paper is a report of a study evaluating the effect of a repeated education programme for nursing staff in a home for older people. BACKGROUND: A strong relationship exists between oral infections and general health complications (especially aspiration pneumonia) among nursing home residents and hospitalized older people. Thus, nursing staff need to be educated in oral hygiene measures. METHODS: Forty-three nursing home resident older people (12 men, 31 women, age range 69-99 years) were included in a dental hygiene and gingivitis evaluation using gingival bleeding scores and modified plaque scores. Evaluation was conducted before and 3 weeks after a repeated dental hygiene education for nursing staff at a nursing home in Sweden in 2008. Dental hygiene education had been given 1.5 years previously. FINDINGS: Forty-one residents (12 men and 29 women) were available for evaluation after the repeated dental hygiene education (one died, one had had teeth extracted). There was a reduction in gingival bleeding scores (P
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Evaluation of dental hygiene education for nursing home staff.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature99396
Source
J Adv Nurs. 2010 Feb;66(2):345-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2010
Author
Petteri Sjögren
Erika Kullberg
Janet Hoogstraate
Olle Johansson
Bertil Herbst
Marianne Forsell
Author Affiliation
Oral Care AB, Göteborg, Sweden. petteri.sjogren@oralcare.se
Source
J Adv Nurs. 2010 Feb;66(2):345-9
Date
Feb-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Dental Health Surveys
Dental Plaque - diagnosis
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Inservice training
Male
Nursing Homes
Nursing Staff
Oral Hygiene - education - nursing
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Statistics, nonparametric
Sweden
Abstract
AIM: This paper is a report of a study evaluating the long-term effects on the oral hygiene status of older nursing home residents one and a half years after dental hygiene education was given to the staff. BACKGROUND: A strong relationship exists between oral infections and general health complications (especially aspiration pneumonia) among nursing home residents and hospitalized older people. It is therefore important to educate nursing home staff in oral hygiene measures and to follow up the effects of the education over time. METHODS: Dental plaque measurements were conducted at a Swedish nursing home in 2006-2008. Forty-one residents (12 men, 31 women, aged 69-99 years) fulfilled the inclusion criteria and participated in a dental hygiene evaluation 1.5 years after dental hygiene education was given to the staff at the nursing home. Plaque index scores (year 2008) were compared to those soon after the education (year 2006). FINDINGS: After the dental hygiene education in 2006, 60 nursing home residents (14 men, 46 women) were available for plaque index measurements, whereas 41 residents (12 men, 29 women) were available 1.5 years later. The median plaque index scores were 17.0 (n = 60) in 2006, and 18.0 (n = 41) in 2008 (Mann-Whitney U-test, P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Dental hygiene education for nursing home staff is important to maintain an adequate level of oral hygiene among older nursing home residents over time. Follow-up of dental hygiene education for nursing home staff is recommended to maintain a sufficient level of oral hygiene among the residents.
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Need of assistance with daily oral hygiene measures among nursing home resident elderly versus the actual assistance received from the staff.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature98087
Source
Open Dent J. 2009;3:241-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Marianne Forsell
Petteri Sjögren
Olle Johansson
Author Affiliation
Oral Care AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
Source
Open Dent J. 2009;3:241-4
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
The aim was to evaluate the need of assistance with daily oral hygiene measures among nursing home resident elderly versus the actual assistance received from the staff. The need of daily oral hygiene assistance was assessed descriptively for nursing home resident elderly who participated in an annual oral health screening in three geographical regions in Sweden, in the year 2008. All individuals of age >/= 65 years were included (n = 22,453; 6,327 men; 16,126 women). The proportion of individuals in need of assistance with daily oral hygiene measures was 77.5 % (n=22,453), whereas the proportion of individuals receiving assistance with daily oral hygiene measures was 6.9 % in total (n=22,453). The proportions were largely similar in all geographical regions. There seems to be a large discrepancy between the need of assistance with daily oral hygiene measures, and the oral hygiene assistance received, among nursing home resident elderly.
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20148134 View in PubMed
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A survey of attitudes and perceptions toward oral hygiene among staff at a geriatric nursing home.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature139694
Source
Geriatr Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec;31(6):435-40
Publication Type
Article
Author
Marianne Forsell
Erika Kullberg
Janet Hoogstraate
Bertil Herbst
Olle Johansson
Petteri Sjögren
Author Affiliation
Oral Care, Stockholm, Sweden.
Source
Geriatr Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec;31(6):435-40
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Attitude of Health Personnel
Data Collection
Humans
Nursing Homes - manpower
Nursing Staff - psychology
Oral Hygiene
Sweden
Abstract
The aim of this survey was to test the impact of an oral hygiene educational model on attitudes and perceptions toward oral hygiene among nursing home staff members. A pilot questionnaire was distributed to the nursing staff before and after a course on oral hygiene at a geriatric nursing home in Stockholm in 2008. The nursing staff was of the opinion that they had sufficient time to carry out oral hygiene tasks but considered such tasks unpleasant, mainly because of unwillingness and resistance from the residents. These attitudes and perceptions among the nursing staff did not change significantly after oral hygiene education. Future oral hygiene educational models need to be developed with an aim to alter the perceptions and behavior of the nursing home staff.
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21035232 View in PubMed
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