Implementing Tobacco Control in Dental Practice
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
Our goal is to test a dentist-hygienist team intervention to help dental patients quit smoking and determine if it can be effectively and cost-effectively implemented and sustained.
Staff in half of the HMO's 14 large dental facilities will be trained to provide brief cessation advice and assistance and to encourage smokers to talk by phone with a tobacco counselor before they leave the dental office. Phone counselors will provide brief counseling, assess stage, and offer a full list of cessation services. The Active Referral intervention strategy is both practical and innovative, as it takes advantage of available resources; efficiently distributes intervention activities between dentists, hygienists, and counseling specialists; and could be delivered in individual, small, or large dental practices. This intervention is provided as part of routine care to all patients seen for annual dental and periodontal exams.Consented patients will receive a short phone survey shortly after the exam to assess smoking status, satisfaction with delivery of support services,and satisfaction with intervention. Consented patients in treatment and control facilities will be surveyed by phone at one year to re-assess smoking status and satisfaction with services.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Implementing Tobacco Control in Dental Practice|
- Tobacco-cessation rates (30-day point prevalence) at one year.
- Process measures (e.g., 5As, and referrals)
- Stage of change progression
- Program costs
|Study Start Date:||May 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
|United States, Oregon|
|Center for Health Research|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 98606|
|Principal Investigator:||Jack F. Hollis, Ph.D.||Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals/ Center for Health Research|