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Educational intervention: Food for healthy teeth and gingiva in the elderly

Journal: Revista Información Científica (Vol.96, No. 1)

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Page : 46-56

Keywords : elderly; nutrition; oral health; educational intervention;

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An educational intervention was performed in a home of grandparents North area of the municipality Guantanamo from September 2015 to September 2016 in order to assess the level of knowledge of food possessed by the elderly. Through a survey was determined the level of information they had about healthy tooth and healthy feeding. The universe consisted of 40 elderly. The variables were studied: age, sex, level of education, knowledge about healthy eating. The perception of the elderly regarding the educational intervention that was very favorable, all of them were having exceeded their expectations, which was manifested in the beneficial health changes that will lead to the intervention. Activities put into practice knowledges to improve the quality of life of the elderly, optimizing preventive work and adequate food.

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