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Oral Cancer Screening: Practices, Knowledge and Opinions of Ohio Nursing Home Dentists


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Trial Information

Oral Cancer Screening: Practices, Knowledge and Opinions of Ohio Nursing Home Dentists


OBJECTIVES:

- To develop a comprehensive sample of nursing home dentists in Ohio.

- To document knowledge of oral cancer detection among these dentists.

- To describe opinions of these dentists about oral cancer screening competency.

- To describe the current oral cancer screening practices of these dentists.

OUTLINE: Participants are stratified according to geographical location (urban vs rural).

A comprehensive sample of nursing home dentists practicing in Ohio are contacted through a
recruitment letter and are asked to respond to questions regarding oral cancer screening
practices, knowledge of oral cancer detection, and opinions about oral cancer screening
using a newly developed survey, which is based on parts of an existing, pre-tested
instrument (Oral Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Survey).

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Dentist practicing either full-time or part-time in a nursing home setting in the
state of Ohio

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Not specified

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Knowledge of oral cancer detection among nursing home dentists in Ohio

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Suparna A. Mahalaha, DDS, MPH

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CASE17Z06

NCT ID:

NCT00526851

Start Date:

March 2007

Completion Date:

January 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • lip and oral cavity cancer
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Mouth Neoplasms

Name

Location

Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer CenterCleveland, Ohio  44106-5065