高齢者ケアプラン策定に関する一考察 : 高齢者アセスメント表の補綴領域への活用 [in Japanese] A Consideration for Care Plan of the Dependent Elderly : Using Minimum Data Set/Resident Assessment Protocols for Prosthodontic Treatment [in Japanese]
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It is necessary for the dependent elderly and/or resident in nursing home to undergo comprehen-siveassessment as the basis for developing a plan of care that helps them to attain or maintain the highestpracticable physical, mental, and psychosocial activity possible. Minimum Data Set (MDS) and matching Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPs) is one of the effective resident assessment means used worldwide. Inthe RAPs, “Dental Care” is also included, but no evaluation of masticatory function is considered.<BR>In this study, 36 dependent elderly persons residing in a geriatric hospital were evaluated “Autonomy Score, ”“MDS/RAPs, ”“Denture Score, ”“Voluntary maximal clenching force, ” and “Chewing Score.”<BR>The correlation between “Denture Score” and “Noncongenitiveness/Dementia, ”“Mood State, ”“Feedingby Tube, ”“Pressure Ulcer” in the RAPs by simple regression analysis was statistically significant (p<0.05).<BR>From the results of this investigation, it was suggested that MDS/RAPs could be useful for screening thenecessity of prosthodontic treatment for the elderly.
- Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi
Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi 44(3), 371-378, 2000-06-10
Japan Prosthodontic Society