Oral hälsa hos personer som tidigare drabbats av stroke

Translated title of the thesis: Oral health of people with a history of stroke
  • Sara Petersson

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Abstract

    Stroke is the third most common cause of death, and in Sweden approximately 30 000 people are affected every year. Worldwide, about 6.2 million people die each year by the cause of stroke. The purpose of this literature study was to investigate the occurrence of problems related to oral health in individuals with a history of stroke. The study was carried out as a literature review. The data was collected through searches in the databases “PubMed” and “Science Direct”. There has also been a manual search and the final result was based on a statement made from ten scientific articles.

    The result showed that many studies have found an association between increased occurrences of periodontitis in individuals with a history of stroke. There is no statistically significant association of increased caries reported. Difficulties in chewing, eating, swallowing, speaking clearly and maintaining good oral hygiene was a problem related to oral health which often occurred. Individuals with stroke were unhappy with the appearance of their teeth and considered themselves to have poorer oral health-related quality of life compared to the control group.

    The conclusion of this study is that problems with oral health are common in individuals who suffered a stroke. More research is needed to determine if there is a relationship between individuals who suffered a stroke and dental caries and periodontal disease.

    Date of Award2012-Jun-05
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorPia Andersson (Supervisor) & Stefan Renvert (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Oral Health

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Dentistry (30216)

    Keywords

    • dental caries
    • oral health
    • quality of life
    • periodontitis
    • stroke

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