Assessing Oral Hygiene in Hospitalized Older Veterans.

Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

PubMedID: 26863706

Jennings A. Assessing Oral Hygiene in Hospitalized Older Veterans. Medsurg Nurs. 2016;24(6):420-4.
Poor oral health for all older adults can result in higher risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and oral cancer. FINDINGS
from this study indicated older veterans needed to improve their oral hygiene habits but barriers to oral hygiene performance prevented them from receiving and performing oral hygiene measures.