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Comparison of oral health assessments between nursing staff and patients on medical wards
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
Department of Health Sciences, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad.
Department of Health and Social Sciences, Dalarna University, Dalarna, Sweden.
2008 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 49-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The maintenance of good oral health is essential for nutrition, recovery and well-being. This requires the involvement of the nursing staff, especially in cases where oral care and any necessary dental treatment are vital to ensure medical treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of oral assessments performed by nursing staff using the revised oral assessment guide (ROAG), using comparisons with patients' self-assessment of oral problems. When a comparison was made of how the staff and patients assessed their oral status, a high level of agreement was found. In these assessments, with the exception of oral mucosa and teeth, the percentage agreement was >80. The kappa coefficient revealed slight to moderate agreement. When there was a disagreement, the staff assessed the oral health as being significantly poorer than the patients did. In the present study, it was shown that few oral assessments performed by the nursing staff and patient disagreed. The ROAG may therefore be useful for the nursing staff to make the patients' oral health problems visible. © 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Vol. 17, no 1, p. 49-55
Keywords [en]
Cancer patients, Nursing care, Oral health, Oral assessment guide, Self-assessed oral health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1491DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2007.00802.xISI: 000251859700008PubMedID: 18181891Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-37549000985Local ID: 2082/1871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1491DiVA, id: diva2:238709
Available from: 2008-06-05 Created: 2008-06-05 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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