Survey invitation : dietary advice and restorations in older adults


Please see details below regarding invitation to participate in research.  Please circulate amongst your teams and forward to colleagues :

General Dental Practitioner’s views and attitudes on delivering dietary advice to older adults who have had restoration treatment.

“Researchers at the Centre of Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) are undertaking a qualitative study to explore General Dental Practitioners’ views and attitudes on delivering dietary advice to older adults who have had restoration treatment. 

As natural teeth are lost, many older adults choose softer, more manageable foods often lacking in essential micronutrients and fibre. Progressive food avoidance and modification through natural tooth loss can potentially contribute to nutritional deficiency. Yet replacing missing teeth alone is not enough to help older adults make positive changes to their diet and improve food choices. This demonstrates the need for dietary intervention alongside tooth restoration in later life. Those within the oral health profession may be able to deliver dietary advice to this population group.

We are looking for registered dentists who are currently working in the UK to participate in the study.

The study will involve taking part in a tape-recorded interview over the telephone with a QUB researcher.

The discussion will last no longer than 30 minutes. 

 

If you feel this is something you would be interested in or require further information, please contact either:

Ruairi O’Kane: email: rokane25@qub.ac.uk

or

Dr Sinead Watson: email: s.watson@qub.ac.uk “

August 8, 2021 5:24 pm This post was written by mjabutler