Oral health profile of the elderly people in the Pandalungan community

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

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Title Oral health profile of the elderly people in the Pandalungan community
 
Creator Shita, Amandia Dewi Permana
Hamzah, Zahreni
Meilawaty, Zahara
Indriana, Tecky
Handayani, Ari Tri Wanodyo
Setyowati, Dyah Indartin
 
Subject elderly; Javanese; Madurese; oral health; Pandalungan
 
Description Background: The Pandalungan community is a unique community established through the assimilation of two dominant cultures: the Javanese and Madurese. Both of these communities created a community with a new culture called the Pandalungan community culture. The people of this community live in coastal, rural and urban areas. Generally, research on the uniqueness in the oral health behaviour of the Pandalungan community has not been conducted since the oral health practices of the Pandalungan community are considered to be the same as that of the Javanese community. Purpose: In order to develop programmes for oral health prevention, this research aims at comparing the oral health profiles of the elderly (classified as per age) living in the rural and urban areas in the Jember Regency. Methods: The research employs a cross-sectional approach. The subjects of the research were selected on the basis of the total number of elderly people who attended the monthly meetings of the Karang Werda (those not willing to participate in the study were excluded). The study was conducted by organising extensive interviews, performing observations and intraoral examinations. Each group was classified into three subgroups on the basis of age: pre-elderly, elderly and high-risk elderly. The intraoral examination conducted included the oral hygiene index-simplified (OHI-S), the number of teeth missing, the depth of the pocket and the number of all functional tooth units (all-FTU). Results: The oral health profile of people in the rural community was poor when compared to the oral health profile of people living in the urban community (by accounting for nearly all the variables in the examination). Conclusion: The oral health profile of the elderly people in the Pandalungan community was poor. Adequate prevention and care are essential to maintain the oral health of people in the Pandalungan community.
 
Publisher Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga https://fkg.unair.ac.id/en
 
Contributor The rector of the University of Jember and the chair of Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (LP2M) (the Institute for Research and Community Services)
 
Date 2020-12-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/21791
10.20473/j.djmkg.v53.i4.p217-222
 
Source Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi); Vol 53, No 4 (2020): December 2020; 217-222
2442-9740
1978-3728
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/21791/13064
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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