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Master Thesis

Mesure de l'activité odontologique au sein de la filière gériatrique du centre Henri-Choussat (CHU de Bordeaux)

Abstract : Background and objectives : Oral health is difficult to maintain in the dependent elderly. The geriatric sector brings together elderly people hospitalized in very different services: geriatric medicine, follow-up care and rehabilitation unit, long-term care units, gerontological-psychiatry units, care homes, day hospital. The objective of our study is to examine the dental care needs of elderly patients hospitalized in the geriatric sector of the Bordeaux University Hospital. Material and methods : The computerized data of the patients having benefited from consultations in geriatric dentistry were collected. These datas were processed using a black box model (A. PACAULT 1979) in which only input variables (reasons for consultation) and output variables (care actually provided) are retained. Results and conclusion : The responses from dentists in the dental service match with the demand from prescribing doctors in the different services. Nevertheless, there is a concern for identifying periodontal pathologies within geriatric services. These pathologies are mainly due to the poor hygiene of dependent elderly people. This shows shortcomings in terms of care for nursing staff. In addition, it has been observed that most of the time the prostheses are repaired and not completely redone. This is explained by a short period of time for the intervention, a late treatment or even an MMSE that has become too low for the care to be performed.
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Romane Gueritte. Mesure de l'activité odontologique au sein de la filière gériatrique du centre Henri-Choussat (CHU de Bordeaux). Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03160434⟩



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