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Older people's perceptions of the quality of oral care in short-term care units: A cross-sectional study
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Older People Nursing, ISSN 1748-3735, E-ISSN 1748-3743Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: There is a lack of knowledge about oral care among older people living in short-term care (STC) units and how the quality of oral care provided by nursing staff is perceived by the older people. Aim: To (i) describe person-related conditions among older people in STC, (ii) describe and compare perceptions of the quality of oral care (including perceptions of care received and the subjective importance of such care), within and between older people who have the ability to perform oral self-care and those who are dependent on help with oral care and (iii) examine the relationship between person-related conditions and the quality of oral care. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 391 older people in STC units in Sweden based on self-reported questionnaire and clinical assessments. Results: The older people were assessed as having normal oral health (2%), moderate oral health problems (78%) or severe oral health problems (20%). When comparing older people's perceptions of quality of oral care in terms of perceived reality and subjective importance, significant differences appeared within and between groups. Psychological well-being had a significant relationship with perception of the quality of oral care (both perceived reality and subjective importance), and gender and oral health status had a significant relationship with subjective importance. Conclusions: Older people's perceptions of areas for improvement regarding quality of oral care is a new and important knowledge for nursing staff in STC units. Older people want personalised information regarding oral health and oral care. Registered Nurses who take the responsibility in nursing care for older people's oral health may avoid unnecessary suffering by older people caused by oral health problems. Implications for practice: Older people's perspective is an important component for quality work and might lead to improvements in the quality of oral care in STC. © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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Wiley-Blackwell , 2018.
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Nursing, Older people, Oral health, Person-centred care, Quality of care, adult, article, clinical assessment, controlled study, cross-sectional study, female, gender, human, human experiment, male, mouth hygiene, nursing care, nursing staff, perception, psychological well-being, questionnaire, registered nurse, responsibility, self care, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66214DOI: 10.1111/opn.12185Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85040973929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-66214DiVA, id: diva2:1181808
Available from: 2018-02-09 Created: 2018-02-09 Last updated: 2018-02-09

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