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dc.contributor.authorLalloo, Ratilal
dc.contributor.authorKisely, Steve
dc.contributor.authorAmarasinghe, Hemantha
dc.contributor.authorPerera, Roshnal
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Newell
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:32:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:32:12Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-01-08T05:34:43Z
dc.identifier.issn1039-8562
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1039856213486308
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55394
dc.description.abstractObjective: To describe the oral health of psychiatric patients on psychotropic medication, and compare this to Queensland and national data. Methods: We interviewed and examined 50 patients on medication at two outpatient clinics in South-east Queensland, in 2010. These areas had unfluoridated water till 2009. Results: One-third of the sample had not visited a dentist in the previous 2 years. One-half reported brushing their teeth once a day; 11% stated they never brushed. The mean of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) was 17.7 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 16.9 - 18.5), significantly higher than the state (13.1) and national (12.8) averages. Almost one-half of dental decay was untreated, compared to the state and national average of one-quarter. Conclusions: The oral health of this subgroup within the community is substantially worse than the general population and there are substantially greater treatment needs. Achieving equity in oral health care for these individuals has substantial resource and management implications.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom338
dc.relation.ispartofpageto342
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecial needs dentistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320312
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleOral Health of Patients on Psychotropic Medications: A Study of Outpatients in Queensland
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Dentistry and Oral Health
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorJohnson, Newell W.
gro.griffith.authorKisely, Steve R.
gro.griffith.authorLalloo, Ratilal
gro.griffith.authorAmarasinghe, Hemantha H.
gro.griffith.authorPerera, Roshnal


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