Chewing Difficulty Should be Included as a Geriatric Syndrome
AbstractRecent studies have noted an association between chewing difficulties and frailty. In a pilot survey of primary care needs of older people living in the community using automated methods, we examined the prevalence of chewing difficulties and the cross-sectional association with other geriatric syndromes, chronic diseases, and the use of hospital services. A brief multi-domain geriatric assessment was administered to 2259 men and women using a mobile device, the data uploaded to the cloud and analyzed. A total of 37.8% had chewing difficulties, which were associated with older age, poor vision, frailty, sarcopenia, memory complaints, low subjective well-being, incontinence, and stroke. The results suggest that chewing difficulties should be included as a geriatric syndrome and should be included in primary care screening of geriatric syndromes as well as chronic diseases. View Full-Text
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Woo, J.; Tong, C.; Yu, R. Chewing Difficulty Should be Included as a Geriatric Syndrome. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1997.
Woo J, Tong C, Yu R. Chewing Difficulty Should be Included as a Geriatric Syndrome. Nutrients. 2018; 10(12):1997.Chicago/Turabian Style
Woo, Jean; Tong, Cecilia; Yu, Ruby. 2018. "Chewing Difficulty Should be Included as a Geriatric Syndrome." Nutrients 10, no. 12: 1997.
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