Serum Cortisol Levels and Miyazaki Tongue Coating Index in Elderly Patients at Community Health Center Ujung Berung Bandung

Nanan Nur'aeny, Wahyu Hidayat, Indah Suasana Wahyuni

Abstract

Regular health check up in the elderly is very important, body undergoes a degenerative process along with the accumulation of environmental factors that can cause stress. The oral cavity as part of the body needs attention in its cleanliness to avoid the appearance of conditions such as coated tongue, if worse, can become a fungal infection of the tongue. The body secretes the hormone cortisol during stress, both psychic and physical. The study was conducted to determine the levels of serum cortisol and tongue hygiene in elderly patients, because has not received much attention. The research was approved by Ethics Committee of Ethical Research Medical Faculty of Padjadjaran University and conducted by cross sectional observation method at Ujung Berung Bandung Community Health Center (CHC) during August 2017. The result of this study showed that from 12 elderly patients consist of 10 women and 2 men, an average of serum cortisol level of 213,94 nmol /L, and an average value of the Miyazaki index of 1.58. The average cortisol level in elderly patients in this study was normal, and the tongue hygiene showed not all have a clean tongue. Routine health care in elderly groups who are trained in Ujung Berung CHC give result in good health. The result from examination of serum cortisol and tongue hygiene in elderly patients may provide health status information to determine the next treatment plan.

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Nur'aeny N., Hidayat W. and Wahyuni I. (2017). Serum Cortisol Levels and Miyazaki Tongue Coating Index in Elderly Patients at Community Health Center Ujung Berung Bandung.In Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting and the 4th Joint Scientific Meeting in Dentistry - Volume 1: TIMNAS7-JSMID4, ISBN 978-989-758-341-4, pages 231-233. DOI: 10.5220/0007295502310233


in Bibtex Style

@conference{timnas7-jsmid417,
author={Nanan Nur'aeny and Wahyu Hidayat and Indah Suasana Wahyuni},
title={Serum Cortisol Levels and Miyazaki Tongue Coating Index in Elderly Patients at Community Health Center Ujung Berung Bandung},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting and the 4th Joint Scientific Meeting in Dentistry - Volume 1: TIMNAS7-JSMID4,},
year={2017},
pages={231-233},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007295502310233},
isbn={978-989-758-341-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Meeting and the 4th Joint Scientific Meeting in Dentistry - Volume 1: TIMNAS7-JSMID4,
TI - Serum Cortisol Levels and Miyazaki Tongue Coating Index in Elderly Patients at Community Health Center Ujung Berung Bandung
SN - 978-989-758-341-4
AU - Nur'aeny N.
AU - Hidayat W.
AU - Wahyuni I.
PY - 2017
SP - 231
EP - 233
DO - 10.5220/0007295502310233