Influence of environmental humidity on oral dryness among nursing home residents in Japan

Yukie Nakajima, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shintaro Ando, Tanji Hoshi

研究成果: Conference contribution

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Maintaining good quality of life among elderly residents of nursing homes is becoming more important as their numbers increase with the ageing of society. Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is one condition that must be prevented, as it can lead to various serious diseases. However, older people are susceptible to dry mouth due to reduced lip closing force. In this study, a field survey of the indoor environment of nursing homes and oral dryness among nursing home residents was conducted in winter 2015. Twenty-seven facilities were classified as dry or moist based on measured indoor humidity. Ordered logistic regression analysis showed that the likelihood of dry mouth was significantly lower among patients residing in the moist group compared with the dry group.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
出版社International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN(電子版)9781713826514
出版ステータスPublished - 2018
イベント15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
継続期間: 2018 7月 222018 7月 27

出版物シリーズ

名前15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
国/地域United States
CityPhiladelphia
Period18/7/2218/7/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 汚染

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