Dental hygienists' role in practice based research: PEARL Network evaluation

Ashley C. Grill, Joanne Johnson, Damon Collie, Van P. Thompson, Ronald Craig, Frederick A. Curro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

PURPOSE: The goal of this paper is to evaluate the PEARL Network's satisfaction with training/support and assess the relationship between practice research coordinators (PRCs) involvement and study participation.

METHODS: At the PEARL Network 2011 Annual Meeting, an evaluation form was completed by practitioner-investigators and PRCs who attended the annual meeting. Results from the paper evaluation form were entered into an Excel database, and analyzed using the statistical analysis software SPSS. The bivariate correlation test, Pearson Correlation, was conducted, and results were considered significant if p<0.05.

RESULTS: During a program evaluation among 84 network respondents, a positive correlation (p=0.004) was found between the number of PRCs and the number of studies in which a site participates. In addition, there was a positive correlation between satisfaction with the training, support and involvement of PRCs in organizing study activities (p=0.008). There was also positive correlation between satisfaction with training/support and the number of PRCs utilized by the office (p=0.039).

CONCLUSION: Practice research coordinators are key members of the research team, and they are important to conducting clinical studies in everyday practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association
Volume87
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

Fingerprint

Dental Hygienists
Training Support
Research
Program Evaluation
Software
Research Personnel
Databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Dental hygienists' role in practice based research : PEARL Network evaluation. / Grill, Ashley C.; Johnson, Joanne; Collie, Damon; Thompson, Van P.; Craig, Ronald; Curro, Frederick A.

In: Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association, Vol. 87, No. 1, 01.02.2013, p. 24-29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Grill, Ashley C. ; Johnson, Joanne ; Collie, Damon ; Thompson, Van P. ; Craig, Ronald ; Curro, Frederick A. / Dental hygienists' role in practice based research : PEARL Network evaluation. In: Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2013 ; Vol. 87, No. 1. pp. 24-29.
@article{1a647a4eb3124bf6a36c04f95dae12ff,
title = "Dental hygienists' role in practice based research: PEARL Network evaluation",
abstract = "PURPOSE: The goal of this paper is to evaluate the PEARL Network's satisfaction with training/support and assess the relationship between practice research coordinators (PRCs) involvement and study participation.METHODS: At the PEARL Network 2011 Annual Meeting, an evaluation form was completed by practitioner-investigators and PRCs who attended the annual meeting. Results from the paper evaluation form were entered into an Excel database, and analyzed using the statistical analysis software SPSS. The bivariate correlation test, Pearson Correlation, was conducted, and results were considered significant if p<0.05.RESULTS: During a program evaluation among 84 network respondents, a positive correlation (p=0.004) was found between the number of PRCs and the number of studies in which a site participates. In addition, there was a positive correlation between satisfaction with the training, support and involvement of PRCs in organizing study activities (p=0.008). There was also positive correlation between satisfaction with training/support and the number of PRCs utilized by the office (p=0.039).CONCLUSION: Practice research coordinators are key members of the research team, and they are important to conducting clinical studies in everyday practice.",
author = "Grill, {Ashley C.} and Joanne Johnson and Damon Collie and Thompson, {Van P.} and Ronald Craig and Curro, {Frederick A.}",
year = "2013",
month = "2",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "87",
pages = "24--29",
journal = "Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association",
issn = "1043-254X",
publisher = "American Dental Hygienists Association",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Dental hygienists' role in practice based research

T2 - PEARL Network evaluation

AU - Grill, Ashley C.

AU - Johnson, Joanne

AU - Collie, Damon

AU - Thompson, Van P.

AU - Craig, Ronald

AU - Curro, Frederick A.

PY - 2013/2/1

Y1 - 2013/2/1

N2 - PURPOSE: The goal of this paper is to evaluate the PEARL Network's satisfaction with training/support and assess the relationship between practice research coordinators (PRCs) involvement and study participation.METHODS: At the PEARL Network 2011 Annual Meeting, an evaluation form was completed by practitioner-investigators and PRCs who attended the annual meeting. Results from the paper evaluation form were entered into an Excel database, and analyzed using the statistical analysis software SPSS. The bivariate correlation test, Pearson Correlation, was conducted, and results were considered significant if p<0.05.RESULTS: During a program evaluation among 84 network respondents, a positive correlation (p=0.004) was found between the number of PRCs and the number of studies in which a site participates. In addition, there was a positive correlation between satisfaction with the training, support and involvement of PRCs in organizing study activities (p=0.008). There was also positive correlation between satisfaction with training/support and the number of PRCs utilized by the office (p=0.039).CONCLUSION: Practice research coordinators are key members of the research team, and they are important to conducting clinical studies in everyday practice.

AB - PURPOSE: The goal of this paper is to evaluate the PEARL Network's satisfaction with training/support and assess the relationship between practice research coordinators (PRCs) involvement and study participation.METHODS: At the PEARL Network 2011 Annual Meeting, an evaluation form was completed by practitioner-investigators and PRCs who attended the annual meeting. Results from the paper evaluation form were entered into an Excel database, and analyzed using the statistical analysis software SPSS. The bivariate correlation test, Pearson Correlation, was conducted, and results were considered significant if p<0.05.RESULTS: During a program evaluation among 84 network respondents, a positive correlation (p=0.004) was found between the number of PRCs and the number of studies in which a site participates. In addition, there was a positive correlation between satisfaction with the training, support and involvement of PRCs in organizing study activities (p=0.008). There was also positive correlation between satisfaction with training/support and the number of PRCs utilized by the office (p=0.039).CONCLUSION: Practice research coordinators are key members of the research team, and they are important to conducting clinical studies in everyday practice.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85006237249&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85006237249&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 23433695

AN - SCOPUS:85006237249

VL - 87

SP - 24

EP - 29

JO - Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association

JF - Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association

SN - 1043-254X

IS - 1

ER -