To increase the awareness of oral hygiene among community dwelling older adults (Esthers)

To increase the awareness of oral hygiene among community dwelling older adults (Esthers)

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 estimates that oral diseases affected 3.5 billion people worldwide, with untreated dental caries being among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases. A 2016 study found that almost 1 in 3 Singaporeans aged 60 and above did not have any teeth. As such, oral health should be part of the comprehensive care for the general well-being of older adults in the community. 10 participants were recruited into the focused discussions, followed by individual health coaching then a pre and post intervention questionnaires. The post-intervention results showed that there were significant improvements in both oral hygiene awareness from 26% to 35% (p<0.05) and a reduction in the oral pain and discomfort, as reflected by the improvement in the GOHAI score from 45 to 46.5 (p<0.05). The findings highlighted the importance and benefits of increasing oral hygiene awareness through targeted health coaching among older adults in the community.


The programme for Microsystem festival 2022 will be build around the five success factors for high performing clinical microsystems.

Each stream will be devoted to one of the success factors and it will comprise of a key-note, a few presentations of improvement work and cases and an international team work problem- solving challenge facilitated by a coach from Qulturum, Region Jönköping County.

At the festival, you will be given many opportunities to exchange experiences and ideas with people from all over the world. People, who share your passion for microsystems and quality improvement and who come to the festival because they believe in the power of Synergy and the importance of spreading Energy for change.