Hannah F. Jones
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
Clive E. Adams
PETER LIDDLE PETER.LIDDLE@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
BOLIANG GUO BOLIANG.GUO@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
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.
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.
Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN63382258.
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, https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-158
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 13, 2013|
|Publication Date||May 29, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Mar 24, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 24, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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