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Title: Correlation between Biting Force and Dementia
Authors: MIYAKE, Takaaki
SHIMIZU, Norinaga
MATSUURA, Yoshimasa
TSUNODA, Shigeru
Issue Date: 31-Mar-1996
Publisher: University of Osaka Prefecture
Citation: Bulletin of the University of Osaka Prefecture. Ser. B, Agriculture and life sciences. 1996, 48, p.119-123
Abstract: We determined the maximum biting force and Hasegawa's Dementia Scale-Revised (HDS-R) score of subjects aged 65 years or older. The correlation coefficient between them was 0.511 in males and 0.701 in females, showing a significant correlation at the 0.1% level. A comparison of the maximum biting force between dementia and non-dementia groups using the t-test showed that it was significantly stronger in the non-dementia group than in the dementia group regardless of sex (at the 5% level for males and the 1% level for females). These results suggest that a decrease in the biting force may induce dementia and that maintenance of the masticatory function and biting force is needed in the old.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10466/2807
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