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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01201460
|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|