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Relationships between the Occlusal Force and Physical/Cognitive Functions of Elderly Females Living in the Community


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タイトル: Relationships between the Occlusal Force and Physical/Cognitive Functions of Elderly Females Living in the Community
著者: Hirao, Aya / Murata, Shin / Murata, Jun / Kubo, Atsuko / Hachiya, Mizuki / Asami, Toyoko
発行日: 2014年 8月30日
出版者: 理学療法科学学会 / Society of Physical Therapy Science
引用: Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 26(8), pp.1279-1282; 2014
抄録: Purpose: The present study, was conducted to examine the occlusal force and physical, cognitive, and attentional functions of elderly females living in the community to evaluate the significance of measuring the occlusal force. Subjects and Methods: The number of subjects was 104. The Occlusal Force Meter GM10 was used to measure their occlusal force. Their physical functions were assessed using eight examinations, including the 30-second Chair Stand Test, and the cognitive functions of the Mini-Mental State Examination and attention functions of the Trail Making Test. Results: Significant correlations were noted between the occlusal force and all measurements, except for the results of forward bending in a sitting position. Multiple regression analysis was conducted with the occlusal force as an objective variable, and significant partial correlations were noted with the 30-second Chair Stand Test. Conclusion: These results suggest that it is necessary to provide the elderly with comprehensive support focusing on maintaining their occlusal force, as a nursing care-prevention measure, to help them continue to live a healthy, independent life.
キーワード: Cognitive functions / Occlusal force / Physical functions
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/34831
ISSN: 09155287
DOI: 10.1589/jpts.26.1279
権利: © 2014 by the Society of Physical Therapy Science
資料タイプ: Journal Article
原稿種類: publisher
出現コレクション:030 学術雑誌論文

引用URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/34831

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