DPBRN Blood Sugar Testing in Dental Patients
The principal goal of this study was to assess the feasibility of plasma glucose testing in private dental practice. A second aim was was to assess prevalence of plasma glucose abnormalities in dental patients seen by (DPBRN) practitioner-investigators.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Blood Sugar Testing in Dental Patients|
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients participating in this study may be alerted to possible presence of (DM) or pre-(DM) or to inadequate glycemic control. In such a case, they were advised to follow-up with their physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Early diagnosis and improved glycemic control may be of significant benefit to the patients' health.
The specific aims of this study were:
- To quantify the percentage of (DPBRN) patients who meet the American Diabetes Association screening criteria and to describe the characteristics of these patients.
- To quantify the acceptability of conducting glucose testing in the dental office and barriers to regular screening, as reported by (DPBRN) patients and practices.
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|United States, Florida|
|University of Florida College of Dentistry|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Health Partners Dental Group|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55440-1309|
|Health Partners Research Foundation|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55440-1524|
|United States, Oregon|
|Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97227|
|Permanente Denrtal Associates|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97232|
|University of Copenhagen Royal Dental College|
|Principal Investigator:||Andrei Barasch, DMD, MDSc||The University of Alabama at Birmingham|