La calidad de vida, relacionada con la salud oral, en el Centro del Adulto Mayor de San Isidro, Lima

Diego Alonso Kurt Espinoza Espinoza, David Soto Peñaloza, Carmen Rosa García Rupaya, Daniel Alonso Kim Espinoza Espinoza, Julissa Amparo Dulanto Vargas, Rafael Morales Vadillo

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Introduction: Maintaining quality of life is one of the most important results of care services. Several plans support the importance of measuring it in older adults. Objective: To assess oral health-related quality of life in members of a senior center in Lima, Peru. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in a population of 1800 older adults. The sample con-sisted of 184 participants. The oral health impact profile instrument (OHIP14sp) was used to measure quality of life in relation to oral health. Content validity was performed by a group of evaluators and the consistency of the ques-tionnaire was evaluated with Cronbach’s alpha test. The information was summarized in percentages and Fisher’s and chi-square hypothesis tests were used to identify the relationship of quality of life with gender and age, and Poisson regression. Results: The quality of life of older adults was poor in 9.8%, good in 23.4%, and excellent in 66.8%. Women (71%) had a better quality of life than men (58%). It was observed that the younger the age, the better the quality of life. Most of the adults were able to perform their daily activities ex-cept for 7.1%. Oral health did not have a negative impact on the quality of life of older adults in terms of psychological discomfort, functional limitation and handicap, only 61%, 49% and 17%, respectively. Conclusions: The impact on oral health in Lima identified as excellent or regular the quality of life in relation to oral health of older adults attending the San Isidro Senior Cen-ter.

Título traducido de la contribuciónQuality of life, related to oral healthcare, in the Elderly Center de San Isidro, Lima
Idioma originalEspañol
Número de artículoe3937
PublicaciónRevista Cubana de Estomatologia
Volumen59
N.º4
EstadoPublicada - 1 oct. 2022
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • elderly
  • oral healthcare
  • quality of life

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