Correlation between salivary zinc levels and salivary volume on taste disorders in elderly patients

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

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Title Correlation between salivary zinc levels and salivary volume on taste disorders in elderly patients
 
Creator Permatasari, Dewi Kania Intan
Dewi, Tenny Setiani
Herawati, Dewi Marhaeni Diah
 
Subject elderly; salivary volume; salivary zinc; taste disorder
 
Description Background: Taste disorders often occur in the elderly, which can have serious consequences on their health status. Zinc and saliva volume have a role in maintaining taste acuity, especially in the elderly. Purpose: This study was to determine the correlation between salivary zinc levels, salivary volume, and taste disorders in elderly patients. Methods: This was a cross-sectional research. Elderly patients with and without taste disorders were included in this study. Salivary zinc levels were measured using the Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) method. Salivary volume was measured using the spitting method. The correlation between salivary zinc levels, salivary volume, and taste disorders was analysed using the chi-square test. Multivariate analysis was performed to control for confounding variables with logistic regression. Results: Based on our findings, no significant correlation was determined between the levels of zinc in saliva and taste disorders. However, there was a significant correlation between salivary volume and taste disorders. Salivary volume and smoking were determined to be associated with taste disorders. Conclusion: This research showed that salivary zinc levels were not correlated with taste disorders; on the contrary, salivary volume was correlated with taste disorders. Smoking was determined to be a confounding variable on taste disorders in elderly patients.
 
Publisher Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga https://fkg.unair.ac.id/en
 
Contributor Babatan Health Centre, Bandung City
Integrated Research Laboratory of the Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University
Central Laboratory of Padjadjaran University
 
Date 2021-02-10
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/23177
10.20473/j.djmkg.v54.i1.p31-34
 
Source Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi); Vol 54, No 1 (2021): March 2021; 31-34
2442-9740
1978-3728
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/23177/13483
 
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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