Patient and dentist perspectives on collecting patient reported outcomes after painful dental procedures in the National Dental PBRN

Elsbeth Kalenderian, Sayali Tungare, Urvi Mehta, Sharmeen Hamid, Rahma Mungia, Alfa Ibrahim Yansane, David Holmes, Kim Funkhouser, Ana M. Ibarra-Noriega, Janelle Urata, D. Brad Rindal, Heiko Spallek, Joel White, Muhammad F. Walji

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Background: Dental Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) relate to a dental patient’s subjective experience of their oral health. How practitioners and patients value PROs influences their successful use in practice. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 22 practitioners and 32 patients who provided feedback on using a mobile health (mHealth) platform to collect the pain experience after dental procedures. A themes analysis was conducted to identify implementation barriers and facilitators. Results: Five themes were uncovered: (1) Sense of Better Care. (2) Tailored Follow-up based on the dental procedure and patient’s pain experience. (3) Effective Messaging and Alerts. (4) Usable Digital Platform. (5) Routine mHealth Integration. Conclusion: Frequent automated and preferably tailored follow-up messages using an mHealth platform provided a positive care experience for patients, while providers felt it saved them time and effort. Patients thought that the mHealth questionnaires were well-developed and of appropriate length. The mHealth platform itself was perceived as user-friendly by users, and most would like to continue using it. Practical implications: Patients are prepared to use mobile phones to report their pain experience after dental procedures. Practitioners will be able to close the post-operative communication gap with their patients, with little interruption of their workflow.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Número de artículo201
PublicaciónBMC Oral Health
Volumen24
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublished - dic 2024
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry

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