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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Assessment of elderly patient’s awareness towards prosthodontic rehabilitation and attitude towards utilization of services- A hospital based questionnaire study


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Author Details : Kunal Kumar, Vikas Vaibhav*, Rachna Raj, Neal Bharat Kedia, Abhinav Kumar Singh

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 31-33


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Abstract

Introduction: The elderly population of India is most neglected of providing dental treatment, reason being their unawareness and other psychosocial problems. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude towards replacement of teeth among aged patients.
Materials and Methods: A hospital based survey was done on 150 randomly selected elderly patients who reported to the department of Dentistry. A self designed questionnaire was prepared to enter the required data along with clinical examination of patient.
Results: Majority of patients were willing for rehabilitation just to fulfill the requirement of mastication. Esthetics and phonetics part was highly neglected. Patient compliance towards acceptance of prostheses was increased after the motivational program.
Conclusion: Prosthodontic outreach programs are needed to spread dental needs and practices among general ageing population specially belonging to rural areas.

Keywords: Elderly, Prosthodontic, Questionnaire, Rehabilitation.

Doi : 10.18231/j.aprd.2020.008

How to cite : Kumar K, Vaibhav V, Raj R, Kedia N B, Singh A K, Assessment of elderly patient’s awareness towards prosthodontic rehabilitation and attitude towards utilization of services- A hospital based questionnaire study. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2020;6(1):31-33

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