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Oral health needs of older migrants with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in developed countries: a systematic review

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Hoang, Ha and Feike, S and Lynden, T and Barnett, T and Crocombe, L, Oral health needs of older migrants with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in developed countries: a systematic review, Australasian Journal on Ageing ISSN 1741-6612 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/ajag.12759

Abstract

Objectives: To identify and synthesise the available evidence regarding the oral health needs of and the oral health promotion provided for older, cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrants in developed countries.

Method: Databases were searched using search terms to identify all relevant Englishlanguage research studies published between 2000 and January 2018.

Results: Thirty-nine articles met the review criteria. Thirty-three papers reported on the oral health needs of CALD older migrants and 6 on oral health programs provided for older migrants.

Conclusions: Cultural and linguistically diverse older migrants have high oral health needs and poor oral status and face a variety of barriers in accessing oral health care in their host countries. Recommendations to improve their access to oral health programs include building transcultural dental training into the educational requirements of dental students and developing oral health promotion programs that include culturally and linguistically customised information.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:oral health, older people, CALD, systematic review
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Dentistry
Research Field:Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Ageing and Older People
UTAS Author:Hoang, Ha (Dr Ha Hoang)
UTAS Author:Barnett, T (Associate Professor Tony Barnett)
UTAS Author:Crocombe, L (Associate Professor Leonard Crocombe)
ID Code:136370
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2019-12-17
Last Modified:2020-01-13
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