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Pediatric Dentists' Willingness to Participate in Practice Based Research

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dc.contributor.advisor Cunha-Cruz, Joana en_US Stout, Joseph en_US 2012-09-13T17:31:47Z 2013-09-14T11:05:25Z 2012-09-13 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Stout_washington_0250O_10439.pdf en_US
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To determine the willingness of pediatric dentists to participate in practice based research networks (PBRNs) and the factors associated with their willingness. Methods: A questionnaire was sent to 337 pediatric dentists in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Montana. The questionnaire consisted of 29 questions regarding their willingness to participate in PBRNs, research topics of interest, resources utilized to make clinical decisions and demographic information. Bivariate analysis was used to test for demographic and educational factors associated with a willingness to participate. Odds ratios (OR) were estimated using logistic regression. Results: Of 337 surveys, 171 (51%) were returned. 74 (43%) pediatric dentists expressed a willingness to participate in PBRNs. The most common perceived barrier to participation was "lack of time to collect data in office" identified by 109 (64%) respondents. Younger age (p=0.01), greater number of regularly read scientific journals (p=0.04), frequent utilization of scientific web searches (p=0.05) or national dental meetings for practice guidance (p=0.001), and lack of concern about time to participate (p=0.01) or quality of data obtained in PBRN studies (p=0.03) were associated with increased willingness to participate. Caries prevention was the most important topic to have more research conducted in. Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that there is a broad base of pediatric dentists willing to participate in dental PBRNs. Younger age or greater utilization of certain practice guidance resources was associated with increased participation. Future PBRN recruitment should address provider concerns over lack of time to collect data in the office. Practitioner demand for additional research is in the area of caries prevention. en_US
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dc.subject Evidence Based Dentistry; Pediatric Dentists; Practice Based Research en_US
dc.subject.other Dentistry en_US
dc.subject.other Dentistry en_US
dc.title Pediatric Dentists' Willingness to Participate in Practice Based Research en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms Restrict to UW for 1 year -- then make Open Access en_US

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