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Implementing Tobacco Control in Dental Practice

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00297700
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2006 by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 28, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2017
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Brief Summary:

Our goal is to test a dentist-hygienist team intervention to help dental patients quit smoking and determine if it can be effectively and cost-effectively implemented and sustained.

Staff in half of the HMO's 14 large dental facilities will be trained to provide brief cessation advice and assistance and to encourage smokers to talk by phone with a tobacco counselor before they leave the dental office. Phone counselors will provide brief counseling, assess stage, and offer a full list of cessation services. The Active Referral intervention strategy is both practical and innovative, as it takes advantage of available resources; efficiently distributes intervention activities between dentists, hygienists, and counseling specialists; and could be delivered in individual, small, or large dental practices. This intervention is provided as part of routine care to all patients seen for annual dental and periodontal exams.Consented patients will receive a short phone survey shortly after the exam to assess smoking status, satisfaction with delivery of support services,and satisfaction with intervention. Consented patients in treatment and control facilities will be surveyed by phone at one year to re-assess smoking status and satisfaction with services.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smoking Behavioral: Active referral Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 2800 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Implementing Tobacco Control in Dental Practice
Study Start Date : May 2004
Study Completion Date : April 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tobacco-cessation rates (30-day point prevalence) at one year.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Process measures (e.g., 5As, and referrals)
  2. Stage of change progression
  3. Program costs

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kaiser Permanente (KP)member
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Receiving routine primary care in KP dental offices
  • Tobacco user at time of routine dental visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-KP member
  • Less than 18 years or age
  • Non-tobacco user

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00297700

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United States, Oregon
Center for Health Research
Portland, Oregon, United States, 98606
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Principal Investigator: Jack F. Hollis, Ph.D. Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals/ Center for Health Research
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Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00297700    
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R01DA017974 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 28, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
Last Verified: July 2006
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