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Analysis of the Influence of Physical and Mental Function, and Oral Health Impact Profiles on Quality of Life in the Elderly People in Long-term Care Centers using the Structural Equation Model
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Analysis of the Influence of Physical and Mental Function, and Oral Health Impact Profiles on Quality of Life in the Elderly People in Long-term Care Centers using the Structural Equation Model
Shin, Min-Woo; Lee, Young-Ok; Cho, Young-Chae;
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This study examined the effects of the physical functions (ADL, IADL), mental functions (CES-D, MMSE-K) and oral health impact profile (OHIP-14) on the quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF) of the elderly in long-term care facilities. The study subjects were 602 elderly people, who were surveyed at the entrance to the long-term care facilities. The interviews were conducted using a questionnaire during the period from May 1, to June 30, 2014. As a result, the quality of life was affected more by the CES-D and MMSE-K than by the ADL and IADL or by OHIP-14; the quality of life improved with a higher ADL, IADL, and OHIP-14 and a higher CES-D and MMSE-K. A higher OHIP-14, ADL and IADL resulted in a higher CES-D and MMSE-K. These results suggested that the quality of life is correlated significantly with the physical functions (ADL, IADL), mental functions (CES-D, MMSE-K), and the oral health impact profile (OHIP-14).
Elderly;Quality of life;Physical function;Mental function;Oral Health Impact Profile(OHIP);
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