Effect of an Oral Hygienic Care Program for Stroke Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Title
Effect of an Oral Hygienic Care Program for Stroke Patients in the Intensive Care Unit
Author(s)
이희경김은경[김은경]최연희[최연희]이경수김성호김영재장성호
Keywords
VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA; CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS; RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS; COLONIZATION; DISEASE; HEALTH; PLAQUE
Issue Date
201401
Publisher
YONSEI UNIV COLL MEDICINE
Citation
YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, v.55, no.1, pp.240 - 246
Abstract
Purpose: The effects of an oral hygienic care program (OHCP) have been reported in several diseases. However, no study exists investigating the influence of an OHCP on stroke patients or patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been reported, thus we sought to investigate the potential effect of an OHCP. Materials and Methods: Fifty-six consecutive stroke patients who were admitted to the ICU were randomly assigned to two groups: the intervention (29 patients) and control groups (27 patients). The OHCP included tooth brushing with an inter-dental brush and tongue cleaner and cleaning with chlorhexidine was administered to patients by one dentist once per day during admission in the ICU (mean, 2.2 weeks). The plague index, gingival index, clinical attachment loss, and colonization degree of candida albicans were assessed. Results: After OHCP, the plaque index, gingival index, and colonization degree of candida albicans in saliva showed a significant decrease in the intervention group compared to those of the control group (p<0.05). However, no significant difference was observed in clinical attachment loss and the colonization degree of candida albicans on the tongue (p>0.05). Conclusion: Our OHCP was effective in improving the oral hygienic statui,and periodontal health of stroke patients during their stay in the ICU. Therefore, we recommend administration of the OHCP for stroke patients during their stay in the ICU.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/33616http://dx.doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2014.55.1.240
ISSN
0513-5796
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