The Behaviour of Dental Nurses Applying Fluoride Varnish to Young Children (BEHAVE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 15, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof G Humphris, University of St Andrews

Brief Summary:
The behaviour of 12 dental nurses seeing 600 nursery school children in East Scotland will be video-taped to determine the interaction patterns adopted by the staff in the application of a fluoride varnish to the surfaces of the child's teeth. The aim is to test the benefit of certain communication strategies used by the nurses to affect an efficient application controlling for nursery school site, age of child and experience of dental nurse.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Dental Caries Other: Fluoride varnish

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 509 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Behavioural Engagement of Dental Nurses Applying the Fluoride Varnish to Young Children: the BEHAVE Study
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tooth Decay

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Fluoride application Other: Fluoride varnish
the topical application of fluoride varnish to all surfaces of exposed teeth
Other Name: Duraphat

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Distinct defined communicative behaviour of dental nurse [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Nursery school children from designated nursery schools (from under resourced communities) in East Scotland.

Health Boards involved include: Fife, Forth Valley and Tayside


Inclusion Criteria:

  • children attending nursery schools (to be designated in the Health Boards described above)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • consent of parent not supplied
  • learning difficulties
  • child refuses

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00881790

United Kingdom
University of St Andrews
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom, KY16 9TS
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of St Andrews
Principal Investigator: Gerald M Humphris, PhD Univ of St Andrews

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof G Humphris, Chair of Health Psychology, University of St Andrews Identifier: NCT00881790     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BEHAVE01
First Posted: April 15, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Fluorides, Topical
Cariostatic Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs