Self Reported Oral Health, Awareness and Attitude Towards Dental Care Among Pregnant Women
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01675180|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 12, 2018
Purpose/Objective of the study:
The main objective of the study is to investigate oral health awareness and attitudes towards oral health among Norwegian pregnant women and assess the impact of information about oral hygiene on the risk of dental caries during pregnancy.
The hypothesis of the study are:
- The state of oral health during pregnancy depends on pregnant woman's preventive oral hygiene behaviour and practice.
- Pregnant women with high level of oral health awareness and positive attitude towards oral health are more likely to visit their dentists regularly and have better oral hygiene compared to those with less awareness.
- Proper information and guidance on oral hygiene care provided during pregnancy can help to improve oral bacteriological milieu and reduce the dental caries risk among pregnant women.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pregnancy Oral Health Attitude Oxidative Stress||Other: Information Other: Control||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Care Provider)|
|Official Title:||Self Reported Oral Health, Awareness and Attitude Towards Dental Care and Risk of Dental Caries Among Pregnant Women in Norway|
|Study Start Date :||February 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2019|
Women randomized to the intervention will recieve information and counseling on oral health care during pregnancy
Women in the intervention group will recieve information and counseling on oral health care during pregnancyOther: Control
|No Intervention: Control|
- Oral health [ Time Frame: In 4 weeks interval after recrutiatment of study participants ]Streptococcus Mutans, lactobacilli
- Attitude [ Time Frame: After approximately 6 months ]Attitude towards oral health care
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01675180
|Contact: Ganesh Acharya, Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN)||Recruiting|
|Tromsø, Troms, Norway, 9037|
|Contact: Ganesh Acharya, Professor +47 77 62 6432 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Ganesh Acharya, Professor||University of Tromsø and University Hospital of North Norway|