Oral Cancer Screening Among Nursing Home Dentists in Ohio

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00526851
First received: September 7, 2007
Last updated: February 4, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

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 Intervention
Head and Neck Cancer
Other: survey administration

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Oral Cancer Screening: Practices, Knowledge and Opinions of Ohio Nursing Home Dentists

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Further study details as provided by Case Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge of oral cancer detection among nursing home dentists in Ohio [ Time Frame: Cross-Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Opinions of these dentists about oral cancer screening competency [ Time Frame: Cross-Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Current oral cancer screening practices of nursing home dentists in Ohio [ Time Frame: Cross-Sectional ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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).
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).

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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
Investigators
Study Chair: Suparna A. Mahalaha, DDS, MPH Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00526851     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CASE17Z06, P30CA043703, CASE17Z06, CASE-17Z06-CC213
Study First Received: September 7, 2007
Last Updated: February 4, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014