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

This study has been completed.
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Universidade Federal do Piauí
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01272544
First received: January 6, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
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January 6, 2011
January 6, 2011
September 2009
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Oral Health of Individuals Who Attended a Mother-child Dental Care Program - Longitudinal Study
Oral Health of Individuals Who Attended a Mother-child Dental Care Program - Longitudinal Study

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.

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.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

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.

Health Behavior
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  • 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
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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May 2010
May 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who participated to the program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • children who did not participate
Both
9 Years to 13 Years
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NCT01272544
mouraiso
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Lucia de Fatima Almeida de Deus Moura, UFPI
Universidade Federal do Piauí
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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
Universidade Federal do Piauí
September 2009

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