Endah Aryati Ekoningtyas, Irma Haida Yuliana Siregar, Sulur Joyo Sukendro





One change in salivary secretions is fluctuating and the condition of a decrease in salivary quantity can cause complaints to someone. This decrease in salivary secretion is often associated with xerostomia or dry mouth perception caused by local oral cavity factors and systemic factors such as hormonal changes, such as the climacterial period in women. This salivary hypofunction in postmenopausal women not only causes a decrease in salivary volume but may affect the overall level of viscosity and salivary saliva or rheological pH. The purpose of this study was to determine changes in the salivary rheological conditions of postmenopausal women to the health status of the oral cavity.

This type of research is quasi-experimental with an observational analytic approach. The study population was all female patients aged 40-58 years that met the criteria of the study sample. The study sample was research subjects who met the criteria of the study sample and had approved the research procedure and signed consent information for 100 respondents. Bivariate analysis was carried out to identify whether there was influence of independent variables. The statistical test for normality used is the Kolmogorov test - Smirnov Test. Then the analysis of the Pre and Post Difference Test is continued by using Wilcoxon.

The results showed that there was a tendency that there was no difference in the number of dental hygiene at the time of pre-post in both the treatment and control groups because the significance value was greater than 0.05. good post because it is found that there is a significance value greater than 0.05. While in the group of respondents who were treated, there was a tendency for a significant difference between the salivary conditions at the time pre-post in the pH and saliva buffer groups because the significance value was smaller than 0.05 . This shows that with the provision of education to maintain dental health at the age of menopause, it affects the potential for salivary quality in the event and saliva buffer


saliva; oral hygiene index; saliva rheological pattern; menopause

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