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Oral health advice for people with serious mental illness

Khokhar, Waqqas, Clifton, Andrew, Jones, H. and Tosh, G. (2011) Oral health advice for people with serious mental illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2). ISSN 1464-780X

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Abstract

People with serious mental illness experience an erosion of functioning in day-to-day life over a protracted period of time. There is also evidence to suggest that people with serious mental illness have a greater risk of experiencing oral disease and have greater oral treatment needs than the general population. However, oral health has never been seen as a priority in people suffering with serious mental illness. Poor oral health has a serious impact on quality of life, everyday functioning, social inclusion and self-esteem. We feel that oral healthcare advice could have a positive impact on this disadvantaged population.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 14:08
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 02:42
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/16798

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