ROLE OF NURSING STAFF IN ORAL CARE OF DEPENDENT HOSPITALIZED ELDERLY

  • Raquel Conceição Ferreira Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Enia Salles Rocha Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Natália Nogueira Coutinho Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Marco Túlio de Freitas Ribeiro Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Allyson Nogueira Moreira Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Cláudia Silami de Magalhães Universidad de Campinas

Abstract

Aim: The authors assessed the role of Paulo de Tarso Beneficient Association nursery team referring to oral/prosthesis hygiene practices. They also evaluate the factors involved when the nurse team didn´t perform their role in dependent patients.

Material and methods: The data were obtained by means of a previous tested questionnaire submitted to all employees. The data was submitted to descriptive analysis and compared by Pearson square qui test.

Results: The range of ages of people in the study varied from 21 to 56 years, most of them women (72.2%). 83.3% of people who answered the questionnaire had studied for 12 years, 48.1% had worked for at least 5 years and 61.1% worked only in this institution., most – 57.4%- during daily hours. Those workers took care of at least 7 dependent patients – 74.1% - or more than 7- 25.9% of them. 92.6% of those who answered the questionnaire had knowledge of oral hygiene/prosthesis. 83.3% had knowledge of prosthesis. In spite of this, 51.9% answered they did not perform this type of task.

Conclusions:  We concluded that when the workers took care of more than 7 patients and had to work in night shifts they couldn´t perform oral hygiene/prosthesis adequately.

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Author Biographies

Raquel Conceição Ferreira, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
Profesora adjunta de la Universidad Estatal de Montes Claros, Doctoranda en Odontología por la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais. Correo electrónico: ferreira_rc@hotmail.com
Enia Salles Rocha, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
Estudiante de maestría en Odontología por la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais. Correo electrónico: eniasr@uai.com.br
Natália Nogueira Coutinho, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
Estudiante de maestría en Odontología por la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais. Correo electrónico: natalia@jsolution.com.br
Marco Túlio de Freitas Ribeiro, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
Profesor asistente de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Maestro en Odontología por la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais. Correo electrónico: mtuliofr@ig.com.br
Allyson Nogueira Moreira, Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
Profesora adjunta de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Profesor adjunto de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Doctor en Periodoncia por la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Correo electrónico: dangelogatil@terra.com.br
Cláudia Silami de Magalhães, Universidad de Campinas
Profesora adjunta de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Doctora en Clínica Odontológica por la Universidad de Campinas. Correo electrónico: silamics@yahoo.com
Published
2008-04-10
How to Cite
Conceição Ferreira, R., Salles Rocha, E., Nogueira Coutinho, N., de Freitas Ribeiro, M. T., Nogueira Moreira, A., & Silami de Magalhães, C. (2008). ROLE OF NURSING STAFF IN ORAL CARE OF DEPENDENT HOSPITALIZED ELDERLY. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 24(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2923
Section
ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS