Xerostomia: A Cross- Sectional Study- A Review
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 2006-2009
AbstractThis study was to examine the symptoms and risk factors associated with self-reported xerostomia. Data were collected from 601 self-administered questionnaires among dental clinic attendees. Logistic regression models to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to investigate the association for exposures of interest, such as socio-demographic characteristics, self-reported symptoms, oral hygiene habits and xerostomia. Participants reported having dry mouth in 19.6% of cases. Xerostomia was associated with a significant increase in the odds of having dry lips, throat, eye, skin and nose. Patients with self-reported xerostomia were three times more likely to drink water to swallow food than were patients without xerstomia.
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