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Social Impact of Children's Dental Appearance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03800043
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Claudia Tschammler, University of Göttingen

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the social impact of children's dental perception from children with or without caries experience. For this, children and their parents are shown pictures of child faces with healthy teeth, decayed teeth and teeth after dental treatment.

Condition or disease
Dental Caries in Children

Detailed Description:

Appearance and abnormalities in the face influences the life of children: attractive children get estimated as more competent and find friends easier than those with a less attractive appearance. Therefore this study aimes to evaluate the social impact of children's dental perception from children with or without own caries experience (and their parents). Both groups (with/without caries experience) are shown pictures of children with different dental status (healthy teeth, decayed teeth and teeth after dental treatment) and asked to complete established questionnaires.The division into the groups is based on photos of the children with visible teeth.

The results should be evaluated descriptively and graphically. Also the comparison between the answers of both groups for the three different dental status is planned.


Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Social Impact of Children's Dental Appearance
Estimated Study Start Date : January 15, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tooth Decay

Group/Cohort
Children with own caries experience
Children with own caries experience (visible on a photo; teeth clearly visible), sufficient compliance
Children without own caries experience
Children without own caries experience (visible on a photo; teeth clearly visible), sufficient compliance



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Children: Evaluation of the whole photos [ Time Frame: 2-3 minutes ]
    Questionnaire: "How would you feel having a friend looking like this?" (showing the photos of the three different dental status) (4 point face scale of Soares et al. 2015)

  2. Children: Evaluation of the mouth on the photo [ Time Frame: 2-3 minutes ]
    Questionnaire: "How would you feel having a friend with a mouth looking like this" (showing the photos of the three different dental status) (4 point face scale of Soares et al. 2015)

  3. Children: Evaluation of their own teeth [ Time Frame: 1-2 minutes ]
    Questionnaire: "How do you feel when thinking about your own teeth?" (4 point face scale of Soares et al. 2015)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Related parents: Evaluation the whole photos [ Time Frame: 1-2 minutes ]
    Questionnaire: Evaluate the pictures with the adjectives: clever, rude, kind, honest, confident, careful, helpful, stupid, naughty (4 point scale. 'strongly agree' = 4; 'agree' = 3; 'disagree' = 2; 'strongly disagree' = 1)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
children with or without caries experience and their parents
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (parent of an child of) age 4-9 years
  • sufficient compliance
  • dividable into the two groups (with or without caries experience)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • missing agreement to participate in the study
  • insufficient compliance

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03800043


Contacts
Contact: Annette Wiegand, Prof. Dr. annette.wiegand@med.uni-goettingen.de
Contact: Claudia Tschammler, Dr. claudia.tschammler@med.uni-goettingen.de

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Göttingen
Investigators
Study Director: Annette Wiegand, Prof. Dr. Dept. of Prev. Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

Responsible Party: Claudia Tschammler, Dr. Claudia Tschammler, Principal Investigator, University of Göttingen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03800043     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25/2/18
First Posted: January 10, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Claudia Tschammler, University of Göttingen:
Early Childhood Caries
children
dentistry
face perception
dental appearance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases