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Oral Cancer Screening Among Nursing Home Dentists in Ohio

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00526851
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Learning about oral cancer screening practices, knowledge, and opinions of Ohio nursing home dentists may help the study of oral cancer in the future.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying oral cancer screening among nursing home dentists in Ohio.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Head and Neck Cancer Other: survey administration

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

  • To develop a comprehensive sample of nursing home dentists in Ohio.
  • To document knowledge of oral cancer detection among these dentists.
  • To describe opinions of these dentists about oral cancer screening competency.
  • To describe the current oral cancer screening practices of these dentists.

OUTLINE: Participants are stratified according to geographical location (urban vs rural).

A comprehensive sample of nursing home dentists practicing in Ohio are contacted through a recruitment letter and are asked to respond to questions regarding oral cancer screening practices, knowledge of oral cancer detection, and opinions about oral cancer screening using a newly developed survey, which is based on parts of an existing, pre-tested instrument (Oral Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Survey).


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 37 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Oral Cancer Screening: Practices, Knowledge and Opinions of Ohio Nursing Home Dentists
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2009

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: survey administration
    Nursing home dentists practicing in Ohio are contacted through a recruitment letter and are asked to respond to questions regarding oral cancer screening practices, knowledge of oral cancer detection, and opinions about oral cancer screening using a newly developed survey, which is based on parts of an existing, pre-tested instrument (Oral Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Survey).


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge of oral cancer detection among nursing home dentists in Ohio [ Time Frame: Cross-Sectional ]
  2. Opinions of these dentists about oral cancer screening competency [ Time Frame: Cross-Sectional ]
  3. Current oral cancer screening practices of nursing home dentists in Ohio [ Time Frame: Cross-Sectional ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Nursing Home Dentists in Ohio
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Dentist practicing either full-time or part-time in a nursing home setting in the state of Ohio

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00526851


Locations
United States, Ohio
Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators
Study Chair: Suparna A. Mahalaha, DDS, MPH Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Responsible Party: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00526851     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CASE17Z06
P30CA043703 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CASE17Z06 ( Other Identifier: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center )
CASE-17Z06-CC213
First Posted: September 10, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 5, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:
lip and oral cavity cancer
oropharyngeal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Mouth Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases