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Prevalence of Self-medication for Dental Conditions by Parents for Their Children

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04004780
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 2, 2019
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Faten Salah Abdel-Moniam, Cairo University

Brief Summary:

To evaluate prevalence of self-medication for dental conditions by parents for their children.

Self-medications practices.

Condition or disease
Self-medication for Dental Conditions

Detailed Description:

According to the World Health Organization, self-medication is the act of medicating oneself, either on their own initiative or on the advice of a close person, to treat self-recognized conditions or symptoms without supervision by a healthcare professional.

The growth and dissemination of self-medication practice represents a serious global public health issue, with increased risks of adverse drug reactions, non-beneficial drug interactions, drug abuse, and the emergence of drug-resistant pathogens.

Parents are the primary caregivers to whom children report their symptoms. But due to the presence of economic and time constraints, some parents seek the practice of self-medication for their children . However, children have a growing body reacting differently to the drugs (need of dose adjustment, choice of the proper route of administration and the need of taking in consideration the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics particularities of medicines) and therefore the inappropriate and unguided use of medications may lead to fatal complications.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Prevalence of Self-medication for Dental Conditions by Parents for Their Children
Estimated Study Start Date : September 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2020

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. prevalence of self-medication [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Questionnaire (binary or MSQ questions)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. self-medication practices [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Questionnaire (binary or MSQ questions)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Parents of healthy children up to 10 years.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents of healthy children up to 10 years.
  • Parents who accept to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Guardians other than parents (child's father or mother).

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04004780

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Contact: Faten Abdel Moniem, B.D.S 2012 01060012325
Contact: Soad Abdel Moniem, MD 01005654355

Sponsors and Collaborators
Cairo University
• Dentistry, P. (2018). RESEARCH ARTICLE SELF-MEDICATION MEDICATION PRACTICES BY PARENTS IN CHILDREN FOR DENTAL CONDITIONS * Amrita Amrita Nayyar and Anand K. Tavargeri Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital
• Paulino, M. R., Clementino, M. A., Santos, H. B. de P., Batista, M. I. H. de M., Carvalho, A. A. T., Nonaka, C. F. W., & Sousa, S. A. de. (2019). Self-Medication for Toothache and its Associated Factors in Children and Adolescents. Pesquisa Brasileira Em Odontopediatria e Clínica Integrada, 19(1), 1-9.
• Santos ANM, Nogueira DRC, Borja-Oliveira CR. Self-medication among participants of an open university of the third age and associated factors. Rev Bras Geriatr Gerontol 2018; 21(4):419-27.
• Bras Odontopediatria Clin Integr 2016; 16(1):229-34.

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Responsible Party: Faten Salah Abdel-Moniam, Doctor, Cairo University Identifier: NCT04004780    
Other Study ID Numbers: dental self-medication
First Posted: July 2, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Faten Salah Abdel-Moniam, Cairo University:
Self-medication-drug interactions
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathologic Processes