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Oral Health Promotion: Youth as Agents Of Change

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03947203
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Unable to staff the project)
First Posted : May 13, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
DentaQuest Institute, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Virginia Commonwealth University

Brief Summary:
This upstream communication study may aid in our understanding of the nature of the parent-adolescent relationship and how we can use this relationship to promote better oral health of the parents and adolescents.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Oral Hygiene Behavioral: Social media Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Given the proliferation of social media as a tool for health communication, this proposed pilot study will be conducted with adolescents and their parents in the greater Richmond area, including Petersburg, and examines whether disseminating oral health information to adolescents via Facebook will have a greater impact on their sharing of the message to their parents than providing them the information in written format- using a pamphlet. We hypothesize that parents in the Facebook arm of the intervention will be more likely to report receiving the oral health message from their child than those in the pamphlet arm. Further, this study investigates whether parents whose adolescents re provided the information via Facebook will have greater increase in intent to schedule dental appointments and dental appointment scheduling behaviors than parents whose children are in the pamphlet group. We hypothesize that parents in the Facebook group will report greater increase in dental appointment scheduling than those whose adolescents are in the pamphlet group. Lastly, we would like to explore whether parents and adolescents in the Facebook arm will have greater increase in oral health knowledge and greater decreases in perceived barriers to oral health activities, both which may be related to increases in parents' dental appointment scheduling.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Oral Health Promotion: Youth as Agents Of Change
Estimated Study Start Date : October 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dental Health

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Pamphlet
Provided with only a pamphlet containing educational material about oral health
Experimental: Social media
Provided pamphlet containing educational material about oral health and will have access to a private Facebook group, where we will share informational messages and content relating to oral health
Behavioral: Social media
Provided pamphlet and a private Facebook group where informational messages and content relating to oral health will be shared




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Communication [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Sharing of health information measured as a count of shared oral health messages reported on a survey question.

  2. Appointment - child [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Number of child dental appointments scheduled based on self-report

  3. Appointment - adult [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Number of adult dental appointments scheduled based on self-report


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Oral health knowledge [ Time Frame: Baseline to 8 weeks ]
    Change in number of correct responses on a 12 item oral health knowledge and screening survey

  2. Perceived barriers [ Time Frame: Baseline to 8 weeks ]
    Change in number of barriers to oral health activities



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • enrolled in grades 7 through 12
  • between the ages of 12 and 18
  • currently living in the same household as their legal guardian(s) who agree to participate in this study
  • live in the greater Richmond and Petersburg area
  • uses a smartphone
  • has not had a dental appointment in the past 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not between the ages of 12 and 18
  • do not live with their legal guardian (s)
  • are not residents of the greater Richmond and Petersburg area
  • have had a dental appointment in the past six months
  • legal guardian does not agree to participate

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03947203


Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Commonwealth University
DentaQuest Institute, Inc.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Maghboobah Mosavel, MD Virginia Commonwealth University
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Responsible Party: Virginia Commonwealth University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03947203    
Other Study ID Numbers: HM20014618
First Posted: May 13, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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