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Title: Oral health promotion programme for diabetics in Singapore
Keywords: Diabetes, Oral Hygiene Compliance, Scaling, Subgingival calculus, Receiver Operator Characteristics, Structural Equation Modeling.
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2007
Citation: HLA MYINT HTOON (2007-02-01). Oral health promotion programme for diabetics in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The study investigated the effectiveness of scaling and oral hygiene on oral hygiene compliance among subjects with diabetes.161 subjects were randomized at baseline into 3 treatment modalities: oral hygiene + scaling (OH+Sc), oral hygiene (OH) alone and control (no treatment). Clinical, laboratory and questionnaire data were collected at baseline, 3 and 9 months. Receiver Operator Characteristics curve analysis provided a combined oral hygiene compliance criterion of a?Y 25% plaque + a?Y 15% Bleeding on probing . Between groups, within group analyses as well as path analyses (Structural Equation Modeling) were conducted for each assessment level.OH+Sc and OH groups showed improved periodontal health compared with control at 3 months. OH+Sc group showed sustained improvements at 9 months. Pathway analyses suggested that the presence of subgingival calculus influenced oral hygiene compliance. OH + Sc therapy is superior compared to OH & control groups in controlling oral hygiene compliance among diabetics.
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