Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the speaking rate without dentures and post denture insertion among the geriatrics. Method: A total of (N=20) aged 60-75 years, requiring removable complete denture prosthesis were recruited. The speech rate was recorded using Motor Speech Profile program. Results: The speaking rate was slower among the geriatric group compared to the control. However the mean speaking rate was found to be better with denture insertion as compared to without dentures thereby improving the speech intelligibility. Conclusions: It is recommended to draw attention to possible speech problems post rehabilitation with the complete dentures.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 01-05-2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health