Oral Health of Individuals Who Attended a Mother-child Dental Care Program - Longitudinal Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Universidade Federal do Piauí
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01272544
First received: January 6, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess the oral health of individuals attending a mother-child dental care program (PPPWB). The mean DMFT and GBI in the second phase and the control group were 0.75 and 6.75, 1.47 and 10.74, respectively. It was concluded that the individuals who attended the PPPWB had better oral health status than the control group. When the two phases of the study were compared, it was noted that the individuals in the second phase had better oral health, although they had a higher score for gingival bleeding.


Condition
Health Behavior

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Oral Health of Individuals Who Attended a Mother-child Dental Care Program - Longitudinal Study

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Further study details as provided by Universidade Federal do Piauí:

Enrollment: 278
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
participation in a dental health program
Group 1 - children who participated to a dental health program Group 2 - children who did not participate to dental health program
participation in a preventive program
Group 1 - children who participated to the preventive program Group 2 - children who did not participate

Detailed Description:

The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess the oral health of individuals attending a mother-child dental care program (PPPWB). Letters were sent to the 343 children who were examined in phase 1. One hundred and thirty nine individuals returned for the oral examination - experimental group (40.5%). The control group consisted of 139 individuals who did not receive dental care from the PPPWB. These individuals were paired to the experimental group according to their age and socio-demographic characteristics. Gingival bleeding (GBI) and DMFT indices were used in order to determine the children's oral health status. The mean DMFT and GBI in the second phase and the control group were 0.75 and 6.75, 1.47 and 10.74, respectively. It was concluded that the individuals who attended the PPPWB had better oral health status than the control group. When the two phases of the study were compared, it was noted that the individuals in the second phase had better oral health, although they had a higher score for gingival bleeding.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 13 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Letters were sent to 343 of the examined children, inviting the guardians to take their children for an oral health assessment at the children's dental clinic at UFPI. The number of children that returned for an examination was 139, and these individuals comprised the experimental group.

Control Group After assessing the characteristics of the experimental group, the control group was determined and consisted of 139 individuals (93 females and 46 males) who were paired to the experimental group according to their socio-demographic characteristics and age but who had not attended the PPPWB.

The study hypothesis is that individuals who attended the PPPWB have better oral health than those who did not attend it.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who participated to the program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children who did not participate
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01272544

Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Federal do Piauí
Investigators
Study Chair: Lucia D Moura, PhD Universidade Federal do Piaui
Principal Investigator: Cacilda C Lima, DDS Universidade Federal do Piaui
Study Director: Marcoeli S Moura, PhD Universidade Federal do Piaui
Study Director: Josilda F Martins, PhD Universidade Federal do Piaui
Study Director: Marina M Lima, PhD Universidade Federal do Piaui
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lucia de Fatima Almeida de Deus Moura, UFPI
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01272544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: mouraiso
Study First Received: January 6, 2011
Last Updated: January 6, 2011
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Universidade Federal do Piauí:
Dental caries
Epidemiology
Gingivitis
Oral health

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