Dental PROBE (Dental Practice suRvey of Office Blood Pressure mEasurement) (Dental-PROBE)

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Funding unsuccessful)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheldon Tobe, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01604200
First received: May 21, 2012
Last updated: August 26, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

20% of Canadians are hypertensive with approximately 200,000 new cases each year. Early detection of hypertension affects outcomes, reducing the risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and dementia. Screening strategies are required to identify the more than one third of Canadians with unrolled high blood pressure, in particular, younger men unaware of their condition, women over sixty years old, and underserved groups.

A collaborative practice model linking dentists to other healthcare providers in a reporting network is a promising model for hypertension detection and management. There are 20,129 licensed dentists in Canada who graduate with the ability to measure blood pressure, and 74% of the population visits a dentist each year. This represents an opportunity, but information is required on Dental attitudes toward screening for hypertension before attempting to initiate a screening model. To engage dentists in hypertension detection requires an understanding of the practice environment and the factors that shape their beliefs, attitudes and behaviours regarding routine hypertension screening in their practices.


Condition Intervention
Focus of Study is on Dentist's Attitudes Toward BP Measures
Behavioral: focus group

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Mixed Methods Study to Assess How to Engage Dentists in Blood Pressure Screening

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Further study details as provided by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:

Enrollment: 0
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Dentists
Dentists in practice
Behavioral: focus group
key informant review

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Canadian dental faculties and regulators. Canadian dentists. Canadian dental patients. Canadian dental experts

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dentists in practice

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwilling to participate in study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01604200

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sheldon Tobe, Associate Professor Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01604200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 292-2011
Study First Received: May 21, 2012
Last Updated: August 26, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:
hypertension
dentistry
blood pressure
measurement
screening
qualitative research

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 15, 2014