School Intervention Study of Nutrition, Wellbeing and Dental Health

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2009 by National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Oulu, Department of dental health
The Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA)
Information provided by:
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00530153
First received: September 14, 2007
Last updated: September 29, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of an intervention programme on dietary intake and dental health of 8th grade students.


Condition Intervention
Eating
Oral Health
Behavioral: dietary counseling
Dietary Supplement: xylitol

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: School Intervention Study of Nutrition, Wellbeing and Dental Health

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Further study details as provided by National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dietary intake (eg. sugar, fibre). The presence of active initial caries lesions.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Nutritional quality of school meals and snacks. Laser fluorescence values of the occlusal surfaces of permanent molar and premolar teeth.

Enrollment: 769
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2008
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: dietary counseling
    Various activities and materials for teachers, students, parents and school catering personnel aiming at increasing their awareness and knowledge of good nutrition.
    Dietary Supplement: xylitol
    Delivery of xylitol lozenges (about 1 g xylitol/student/school day) and guidance on tooth brushing.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 7th grade students from the participating schools, written informed consent both from the student and the parent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00530153

Locations
Finland
National Public Health Institute
Helsinki, Finland, 00300
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
University of Oulu, Department of dental health
The Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pirjo Pietinen, Ph. D National Public Health Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00530153     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KTL 369-3
Study First Received: September 14, 2007
Last Updated: September 29, 2009
Health Authority: Finland: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland:
Eating
Food Habits
Adolescent
Dental Research

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014