A Convergence study of Water intake on relationship between Xerostomia, Halitosis, Oral microorganisms in the Elderly

노인의 수분섭취정도와 구강건조증, 구취, 구강미생물과의 관계에 대한 융합적 연구 (지역사회 거주 노인중심으로)

  • 정혜영 (경동대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 최연임 (송호대학교 임상병리학과) ;
  • 최혜정 (성남시 정신건강복지센터) ;
  • 정인후 (경동대학교 산학협력단)
  • Received : 2019.04.19
  • Accepted : 2019.06.20
  • Published : 2019.06.28


The study was conducted to identify the relationship between the degree of water intake and xerostomia, halitosis, and oral microorganisms in 50 elderly living in the community and to utilize them as basic data for the development of a water intake enhancing program. The relationship between the general characteristics of the subjects and the variables was found to be statistically significant in both S. mutans and P. intermedia. There were statistically significant differences in P. intermedia among three groups with different water intakes. Based on the results of this study, it is necessary to study the improvement of oral health after development and application of water intake enhancing program.


Elderly;Xerostomia;Halitosis;Oral microorganism;Water intake

Table 1. General Characteristics

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Table 2. The level of Xerostomia, Halitosis and Oral microorganisms

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Table 3. Relationship between General Characteristics and Xerostomia, Halitosis, Oral microorganisms

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Table 4. Difference in Xerostomia, Halitosis and Oral microorganisms between water intake of 3 groups

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