Caries management outcome selection opportunity for Cochrane authors

A team of researchers from the University of Dundee are conducting a consensus study to identify core outcomes when assessing the effects of prevention and treatment interventions for managing carious lesions.

The consensus study contributes to the international Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials initiative, which attempts to bring together patients, clinicians and researchers to identify which outcomes are most important and relevant to measure, in order to assist informed healthcare decision-making and improve future research.

All Cochrane Oral Health authors with an interest in cariology are encouraged to participate in the consensus exercise (by e-Delphi methods), which involves completion of a series of anonymised online questionnaires (emailed to participants by personalised hyperlinks) to reach agreement on which outcomes are most important to measure in future caries management research. 

The first round will commence in July 2018 over a  4-week period, and the second round is anticipated to commence in August/September 2018. Participants must be willing to contribute to each successive phase of consensus questionnaire (estimated to take approximately 20 minutes for each round) after initial survey completion.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Colin Levey (Clinical lecturer and Study lead) by email.