Connecting ORAL health and home care services for homebound patients in Norway (CORAL)

Oral diseases are the most common of chronic diseases in elderly persons and represent an important public health issue due to their prevalence and subsequent impact on individuals and society. Oral health problems lead to serious infections, severe pain and nutritional deficiencies. Elderly patients in homecare need coordinated health services, where dental service should be an integral part. In CORAL, the primary objectives are 1) to develop new knowledge for the organization of public dental services for elderly homebound patients; and 2) to test and design a scientific model for connecting public dental services with homecare services based on the UK Medical Research Council's (MRC) framework for complex interventions. Currently, we have insufficient knowledge about the oral health status of patients in homecare service and its impact on their quality of life. Moreover, little is known about the challenges health care professionals face in their daily work and how they manage to meet the patients’ oral health needs. We know that disconnected services and uncoordinated inter-professional collaboration are two fundamental barriers for establishing integrated health care for elderly persons receiving homecare. However, the research on inter-professional and inter-service collaboration has, until now, mainly addressed the coordination between hospital and municipality and has not focused on services organized at different levels of administration. This results in major gaps in the knowledge about the interaction between county public dental services and municipal home care services. CORAL will address this research gap by conducting novel, high quality research at the micro, meso and macro levels. By using the principle of "co-creation", CORAL will involve service providers and end-users in all phases of the project and together with users, CORAL will develop generic guidelines that will be tested and ready for large-scale implementation in health care services.

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Samarbeid

  • Samarbeid med Tannhelsetjenestens kompetansesenter Øst
  • UiO er forskningsansvarlig
  • Delt behandlingsansvar for personopplysninger

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TSD

  • Ja

Biobank

  • Nei

Godkjenninger

Intern fremleggelse - Ja2 filer

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REK - Ja 1 fil

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Statens legemiddelverk - Ikke behov

Prosjektleder / prosjektansvarlig ved UiO

Ragnhild Hellesø

Ansvarlig enhet

Avdeling for sykepleievitenskap (SYKVIT)

Forskere

Prosjekttype

  • Forskerprosjekt

Helsefaglig forskning

  • Ja

Personopplysninger

  • Ja

Tidsperiode

  • Start: november 2020
  • Slutt: oktober 2025