Importance Of Risk Assessment For Periodontal Disease

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Koshi, E., Rajesh, S., Koshi, P., & Arunima, P. R. (2012). Risk assessment for periodontal disease. Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, 16(3), 324–8. http://doi.org/10.4103/0972-124X.100905 This article initially presents the key risk factors for periodontal disease, and is useful for contributing to a literature review of the known risk factors and pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Similarly, this article establishes the significance of age in increased periodontal disease prevalence and severity. This article then outlines several methods for assessing periodontal disease. While the assessment methods outlined in this article are not exhaustive, and are predominantly American, they do provide a base from which to explore and analyse different methods of assessment of periodontal disease. This is important in determining which assessment/s to use as a measurement device for the proposed research into old-age related
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Overall, younger participants completed manual dexterity tasks more rapidly, and older-adults were slower but were able to increase speed with practice. The authors concluded that the older adult population had decreased manual dexterity due to their advanced age. This is important to the proposed research as it demonstrates the relationship between age and declining manual dexterity. Additionally, this article provides information about the scientific measurement of manual dexterity which may be useful in the experimental design of the proposed research.
Hoogendam, Y. Y., van der Lijn, F., Vernooij, M. W., Hofman, A., Niessen, W. J., van der Lugt, A., … van der Geest, J. N. (2014). Older age relates to worsening of fine motor skills: a population-based study of middle-aged and elderly persons. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6(September), 259.

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