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농촌 노인의 스트레스와 주관적 구강건조감의 관련성: 예비조사

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 Relationship between stress and subjective oral dryness in the elderly in a rural region: a pilot study 
 조민정  ;  이 은  ;  염유식  ;  김현창  ;  정은경  ;  김진경  ;  송근배  ;  최연희 
 Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health (대한구강보건학회지), Vol.41(4) : 243-249, 2017 
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health(대한구강보건학회지)
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Elderly ; Oral dryness ; Stress
Objectives: Stress is a psychological reaction to stimuli such as anxiety or threat felt by a person either physically or mentally when placed in a difficult situation. Although a relationship between stress and dry mouth has been reported, it remains understudied. The purpose of this study was to investigate the as sociation between stress and subjective dry mouth among the elderly living in a rural region.
Methods: A total of 214 people aged ≥60 years living in a rural area were recruited with an informed consent for a cross-sectional analysis. Information about stress and subjective dry mouth was obtained by an interview survey with a constructed questionnaire. Data on other potential confounding factors (in cluding oral factors) such as socio-demographic data, health-related behaviors, the number of remaining teeth, and subjective chewing ability were also gathered at the same time. Logistic regression models were used to analyze the relationship of stress and dry mouth using SPSS.
Results: The Crude odds ratio (OR) of stress awareness affecting subjective dry mouth was 2.59 (95% confidence interval: 1.43-4.68). After adjusting for sex, education, income, smoking, and alcohol intake, the adjusted OR was 2.52 (95% confidence interval: 1.30-4.87) which was statistically significant.
Conclusions: Elderly people who were stressed had an approximately 2-fold increase in experiencing subjective dry mouth when compared to their stress-free counterparts.
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Psychiatry (정신과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Hyeon Chang(김현창) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7867-1240
Lee, Eun(이은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7462-0144
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