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The comparison of body mass index of elderly used and did not use full denture Perbandingan indeks massa tubuh antara manula yang menggunakan dengan yang tidak menggunakan gigitiruan penuh

Abstract

Several studies showed that tooth loss was quite high occurred in elderly, which could interfere their chewingfunction, and finally affected their nutrient intake. Rehabilitation of chewing dysfunction in elderly who have lost alltheir teeth can be managed by using full denture (FD). However, a FD can only improve 30-50% of chewingfunction in elderly. This study was aimed to compare the nutritional status involved measured by Body Mass Index(BMI) indicators in elderly with or without FD. This descriptive analysis study of 64 elderly, consists of 32 with FDand other 32 who did not wear FD. The results showed that the category of elderly wearing FD were sequentiallyvery underweight 0%, underweight 9.4%, normal 68.8%, mild obese 3.1%, obese 12.5%, severe obese 6.2%, whilethe category of elderly who did not wear FD were sequentially very underweight 9.4%, underweight 28.1%, normal53.1%, mild obese 3.1%, moderate obese 3.1%, severe obese 3.1%. Statistical analysis showed no significantdifferences (P = 0.14), but there are differences in each category which measured by BMI. This study concluded thatnutritional status of elderly using FD was better than the elderly who didn’t wear FD.
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Thalib, B., & Alwi, I. P. (2011). The comparison of body mass index of elderly used and did not use full denture Perbandingan indeks massa tubuh antara manula yang menggunakan dengan yang tidak menggunakan gigitiruan penuh. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science, 10(3), 140–143. https://doi.org/10.15562/jdmfs.v10i3.272

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