About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations

Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013, pp. 20-22
Bioline Code: os13005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013, pp. 20-22

 en Is depression associated with periodontal status in elderly?
Viana, Leonel Ramonnd Ferreira; Castro, Consuelo Penha; Pereira, Hellen-Bry Wanderley; Pereira, Adriana de Fátima Vasconcelos & Lopes, Fernanda Ferreira


Aim: To examine whether the depression is associated with periodontitis in elderly and to evaluate oral hygiene of these patients.
Methods: One hundred and ninety one individuals aged 60 years or more were randomly selected. Periodontal examination was performed in full mouth by probing depth and clinical attachment loss in 6 sites for each tooth. The Simplified Oral Hygiene Index(OHI-S) per individual was also obtained. Depression was assessed by the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) to show how the elderly have been feeling during the last week.
Results: Only SOHI was statistically significant (t = 4.7169, p<0.001), which better explains the variance in periodontal status. The variable GDS-15 revealed no significant values (t=0.3901, p=0.6971).
Conclusions: There was no association between periodontitis and depression in elderly, but there was association between periodontitis and oral hygiene.

depression; periodontitis; oral hygiene; elderly

© Copyright 2013 - Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Alternative site location:

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2018, Site last up-dated on 09-Jul-2018.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil