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Increased masticatory activity and quality of life in elderly persons with dementia-a longitudinal matched cluster randomized single-blind multicenter intervention study

  • Weijenberg, R.A.F. ; Lobbezoo, F. ; Knol, D.L. ; Tomassen, J. ; Scherder, E.J.A.

Weijenberg, R.A.F. ; Lobbezoo, F. ; Knol, D.L. ; Tomassen, J. ; Scherder, E.J.A.

Jaar: 2013

Uitgeverij: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Abstract:
This research protocol investigates the effect of an intervention executed by daily caregivers. The intervention will increase masticatory activity, which is achieved by three different actions, (providing oral health care, increasing food consistency, or a combination of both). There is a certain amount of variety in the nature of the interventions due to local differences in nursing homes. This might be a scientific weakness in the study design; however, a practical implementation of any findings will be subject to the same factors, making this study design clinically relevant.