ASSESSMENT OF EFFECT OF DIETARY ADVICE ALONG WITH NEW COMPLETE DENTURES ON NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN EDENTULOUS PATIENTS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 3038-3042
AbstractBackground:Edentulous individuals consume significantly lower amounts of protein and
multiple other nutrients, including fiber, calcium, and some vitamins. The present study was
conducted to assess effect of dietary advice along with new complete dentures on nutritional
status in edentulous patients.
Materials & Methods:48completely edentulous patients of both genders were divided into 2
groups. Group I received dietary advice and group II received both dietary advice and denture
care advice. Denture fabrication was done following all standardized method in both groups.
Mini nutritional assessment test and serum ferritin levels was measured at follow up at 6 and
12 months of denture insertion.
Results: Out of 48 patients, males were 22 and females were 26. The mean serum ferritin
level at 6 months in group I was 140.6 ng/ml and in group II was 156.2 ng/ml. At 12 months,
it was 190.2 ng/ml in group I and 246.8 ng/ml in group II. The difference was significant (P<
0.05). The mean MNA-SF value at 6 months was 8.4 and 12.2 and at 12 months was 11.2 and
13.6 in group I and II respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Denture care along with dietary advice proved to be beneficial in improving
nutritional status in edentulous patients.
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