Power Toothbrush Use in Nursing Homes to Eliminate Mouth and Body Inflammation
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01639183|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Periodontal Disease||Device: Rotating-oscillating Power Toothbrush Other: Standard Care|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||58 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Daily Power Toothbrushing on Caregiver Compliance and on Oral and Systemic Inflammation in a Nursing Home Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2013|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2013|
Experimental: Rotating-oscillating Power Toothbrush
Nursing home residents will be randomly assigned to receive power toothbrushing twice daily by their caregivers using a rotating-oscillating power toothbrush.
Device: Rotating-oscillating Power Toothbrush
A power toothbrush will be used twice daily for performing daily oral care on nursing home residents by their caregivers.
Other Name: Oral-B Professional series 5000 (Proctor & Gamble Co.)
Active Comparator: Standard Care
This arm comprises the control group where nursing home residents will receive standard daily oral care as usual.
Other: Standard Care
Standard daily oral hygiene care by caregivers of nursing home residents whatever that standard care may be.
- Caregiver Compliance [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Compliance with power toothbrushing vs standard oral hygiene care will be measured by means of a wall chart filled out by caregivers in the residents rooms.
- Systemic Inflammation [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Systemic inflammation will be measured using a high sensitivity C-reactive protein test (hsCRP. Blood will be drawn at baseline and at 6 weeks to facilitate this test for both intervention and control groups.
- Oral Inflammation [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
Oral inflammation will be measured at baseline and 6 weeks by means of 2 tests:
The Modified Gingival Index (Lobene, 1979) and the Papillary Bleeding Score (Loesche, 1989)
- Oral Plaque on Teeth [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]Changes in plaque accumulation on the teeth for both intervention and control groups will be measured using The Turesky Modification (1970) of the Quigley & Hein Plaque Index (1962)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01639183
|Deer Lodge Centre|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3J 0L3|
|Principal Investigator:||Salme E Lavigne, MS||University of Manitoba|