Oral Health Promotion
300 words identifying the title, the introduction, and the purpose of your project to apply the information learned in this lesson.
The goal is for you to be able to
· Identify a topic for clinical inquiry
· Write up an Introduction to the topic
· Describe the purpose of your Practice Change Project
Title: “Oral health promotion to improve the quality of life in older adults living independently”
The purpose of this practice change project is to evaluate the effect on the oral health of a four-week oral health education program among older adults living independently in an adult living facility in Miami, Florida.
My field of study is nursing
My Practice Problem will be focusing on the oral health of older adults living independently. I decided to choose this topic because oral health is vastly overlooked by many individuals, especially older adults. Older adults experience disparities in oral health problems, including caries, periodontal disease, and plaque.
Background for my project: My planned intervention will be educational sessions to evaluate the effectiveness of an education program in improving gingival health and reducing plaque. Pre and post-oral health assessments will be conducted to have a baseline and end results of the mentioned intervention. And the theoretical framework to be used will be the Health belief model.