Oral health care for patients after stroke

Marian C. Brady, Denise L. C. Furlanetto, Romana V. Hunter, Steff C. Lewis, Vikki Milne

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    Abstract

    Oral health care (OHC) is a deceptively simple task. For many people with stroke-related limitations, the routine practice of OHC becomes a challenge and they become partially or totally reliant on others for their OHC. Poor oral health contributes to discomfort, pain, infection, and systematic health problems. Evidence-based OHC interventions are essential for this vulnerable patient group. Our recent Cochrane review update1 synthesized the randomized control trial evidence relating to the effectiveness of staff-led OHC interventions for individuals after a stroke.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e636-e637
    Number of pages2
    JournalStroke
    Volume42
    Issue number12
    Early online date13 Oct 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

    Keywords

    • Complex intervention
    • Nursing
    • Oral health
    • Rehabilitation
    • Systematic review

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