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An oral health intervention for people with serious mental illness (Three Shires Early Intervention Dental Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Jones, Hannah F.; Adams, Clive E.; Clifton, Andrew; Simpson, Jayne; Tosh, Graeme; Liddle, Peter F.; Callaghan, Patrick; Yang, Min; Guo, Boliang; Furtado, Vivek

Authors

Hannah F. Jones

Clive E. Adams

Andrew Clifton

Jayne Simpson

Graeme Tosh

Peter F. Liddle Peter.Liddle@nottingham.ac.uk

Patrick Callaghan

Min Yang

Boliang Guo

Vivek Furtado

Abstract

Background
Oral health is an important part of general physical health and is essential for self-esteem, self-confidence and overall quality of life. There is a well-established link between mental illness and poor oral health. Oral health problems are not generally well recognized by mental health professionals and many patients experience barriers to treatment.

Methods/Design
This is the protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomised trial that has been designed to fit within standard care. Dental awareness training for care co-ordinators plus a dental checklist for service users in addition to standard care will be compared with standard care alone for people with mental illness. The checklist consists of questions about service users’ current oral health routine and condition. Ten Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) teams in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire will be cluster randomised (five to intervention and five to standard care) in blocks accounting for location and size of caseload. The oral health of the service users will be monitored for one year after randomisation.

Trial registration
Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN63382258.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 29, 2013
Journal Trials
Electronic ISSN 1745-6215
Publisher BMC
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Article Number 158
Institution Citation Jones, H. F., Adams, C. E., Clifton, A., Simpson, J., Tosh, G., Liddle, P. F., …Furtado, V. (2013). An oral health intervention for people with serious mental illness (Three Shires Early Intervention Dental Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-158
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-158
Publisher URL http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/14/1/158
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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