Thirty-four individuals enrolled in the intervention and 27 with at least one tooth completed the clinical assessment, the AMI-PM intervention the pre-post survey. An additional 50 residents completed the baseline survey and of these 40 complete a follow-up survey. The results are summarized in the paper referenced (link 2 abstract)
The mean number of domains where deficiencies were identified was 4.4 (sd=1.5) for the total sample, 4.3 (sd=1.3) for survey only and 4.5 (sd=1.7) for the AMI-PM group. With the exception of perceived importance of oral health behaviors, the survey identified many areas of concern. The areas with greatest frequency were people to talk about health information (67.3%), self-management worries (51.*%) and self-management fears (77.1%). There were significant differences between the survey-only and the AMI-PM groups: The survey-only group reported fewer people to discuss health information; more AMI-PM participants reported the chances of oral health problems to be likely or very likely and more of these participants were somewhat or very fearful about managing their oral health compared to survey-only group.
AMI-PM participants demonstrated a significant improvement in the Plaque Score from 84% (sd=11.8%) to 58% (sd=31.2%) at baseline and follow-up, respectively (p<0.001) and the Gingival Index from 1.2 (sd=0.56) to 0.54 (sd=0.47) at baseline and follow-up, respectively (p<0.001). Improvements on the gingival index are particularly striking. Figures 1 and 2 present the frequency distribution of GI and PS score.