Self Reported Oral Health, Awareness and Attitude Towards Dental Care Among Pregnant Women
Purpose/Objective of the study:
The main objective of the study is to investigate oral health awareness and attitudes towards oral health among Norwegian pregnant women and assess the impact of information about oral hygiene on the risk of dental caries during pregnancy.
The hypothesis of the study are:
- The state of oral health during pregnancy depends on pregnant woman's preventive oral hygiene behaviour and practice.
- Pregnant women with high level of oral health awareness and positive attitude towards oral health are more likely to visit their dentists regularly and have better oral hygiene compared to those with less awareness.
- Proper information and guidance on oral hygiene care provided during pregnancy can help to improve oral bacteriological milieu and reduce the dental caries risk among pregnant women.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
|Official Title:||Self Reported Oral Health, Awareness and Attitude Towards Dental Care and Risk of Dental Caries Among Pregnant Women in Norway|
- Oral health [ Time Frame: In 4 weeks interval after recrutiatment of study participants ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Streptococcus Mutans, lactobacilli
- Attitude [ Time Frame: After approximately 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Attitude towards oral health care
|Study Start Date:||September 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Women randomized to the intervention will recieve information and counseling on oral health care during pregnancy
Women in the intervention group will recieve information and counseling on oral health care during pregnancyOther: Control
|No Intervention: Control|
|Contact: Ganesh Acharya, Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN)||Not yet recruiting|
|Tromsø, Troms, Norway, 9037|
|Contact: Ganesh Acharya, Professor +47 77 62 6432 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Ganesh Acharya, Professor||University of Tromsø and University Hospital of North Norway|