Date of Award
Master of Science
Objective: To determine if there is a correlation between dental health and nutrition status among homebound senior citizens who participate in the MIFA (Metropolitan Interfaith Association) meals on wheels program.Design:Qualified participants were given questionnaires at their residence or over the phone. The interviews were administered by trained MIFA volunteers.Subjects:Fifty MIFAparticipants were chosen through random selection.Results:The correlation between dental health and malnutrition risk factors was non-significant (p=0.098).Conclusions:Programs to help raise awareness within dental offices and dental associations regarding this correlation would benefit the rising issues with elderly malnutrition significantly.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Ahmed, Aiysha, "The Relationship Between Dental Health and Nutrition Risk Factors in Home Bound Senior Citizens" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 333.