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Oral Care Cards as a Support in Daily Oral Care of Frail Older Adults: Experiences and Perceptions of Professionals in Nursing and Dental Care — A Qualitative Study
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences. Centre for Gerodontology, Public Dental Service, Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg. (LOV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9739-2287
Centre for Gerodontology, Public Dental Service, Region Västra Götaland,Gothenburg; Department of Periodontology, Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg .
Institute of Gerontology, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University.
Centre for Gerodontology, Public Dental Service, Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg; Department of Cariology, Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.
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2022 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 15, p. 9380-9380Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Frail older adults often have poor oral health. In Sweden, oral care cards are designed to be used as an interprofessional tool for documenting the oral health status of older adults with extensive care needs and to describe oral care recommendations.

The aim of this study was to explore nursing and dental professionals’ experiences and perceptions of oral care cards. Nursing and dental care staff were interviewed in groups or individually. The recorded data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. A theme emerged: Navigating an oral care responsibility that is not anchored in the nursing and dental care context. The theme was elucidated in three categories: “Accessibility and usefulness”, “Coordination between nursing and dental care”, and “Ethical approach”. The participants perceived a lack of surrounding frameworks and collaboration concerning oral care and the use of oral care cards. An oral care card could ideally facilitate interprofessional and person-centered oral care. However, oral health does not seem to have found its place in the nursing care context. Further research is needed to investigate how oral carecards ought to be developed and designed to support oral health care work.

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MDPI, 2022. Vol. 19, no 15, p. 9380-9380
Keywords [en]
frail older adults; interprofessional collaboration; nursing care; oral health; oral care documentation; person-centered care; qualitative methods
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Nursing Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Social Work
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19042DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19159380ISI: 000839019800001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85136342632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-19042DiVA, id: diva2:1686920
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This research was funded by the Health Promotion Research Funding (VGFOUREG-937918,VGFOUREG-966932), Region Västra Götaland, Sweden and the Local Research and DevelopmentBoard of Göteborg and Södra Bohuslän (VGFOUGSB-942302), Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. 

Available from: 2022-08-12 Created: 2022-08-12 Last updated: 2024-04-09Bibliographically approved

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