A scoring system for the quantitative evaluation of oral mucositis during bone marrow transplantation.

Walsh L.J., Hill G., Seymour G. and Roberts A. (1990) A scoring system for the quantitative evaluation of oral mucositis during bone marrow transplantation.. Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, 10 6: 190-195. doi:10.1111/j.1754-4505.1990.tb00795.x


Author Walsh L.J.
Hill G.
Seymour G.
Roberts A.
Title A scoring system for the quantitative evaluation of oral mucositis during bone marrow transplantation.
Journal name Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0275-1879
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1754-4505.1990.tb00795.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 6
Start page 190
End page 195
Total pages 6
Language eng
Subject 3500 Dentistry
Abstract A system for assessing the severity of mucositis in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is presented. Ten criteria were graded to give component scores together with a total score. The overall severity score ranged from 0 through 21. Scores were assigned three times daily by nursing staff members and verified daily by the attending dental and medical practitioners. Total scores were highly reproducible and were related to the severity of neutropenia. Variation between sequential total scores was not related to interexaminer variation but rather to changes in the severity of oral mucositis. Component scores provided a useful means for transmitting oral health information between health care personnel. Total scores were used to regulate the nature and frequency of oral hygiene procedures for patients undergoing BMT as well as other hematology/oncology patients. Application of this oral assessment system to other institutional settings may be beneficial. Copyright
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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