5142.0 Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for PLWHA: Results of the HRSA SPNS Multi-site Evaluation Project

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to present some of the results from the HRSA SPNS oral health multi-site longitudinal evaluation. This is the largest oral health and HIV study since the HCSUS in 1996 and we have collected data from 2,469 HIV+ patients who enrolled in oral health care in one of 15 sites across the U.S. Patients enrolled in this study had been out of oral health care for over one year except for emergency care. This session will focus on the following findings: 1. Characteristics of people of color in the study and their longitudinal results 2. Longitudinal results of the entire multi-site sample from baseline to 12 months 3. Utilization what services people got and were treatment plans completed (how long to complete, how many visits, how many services, etc) 4. Standards of Care review of baseline services as an indicator of comprehensive care
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the characteristics and oral health needs of PLWHA of color who have been out of oral health care for over a year. 2. Discuss changes in oral health status and quality of life, general physical and mental health status and oral health symptoms and needs of patients enrolled in the HRSA SPNS oral health initiative multi-site study for one or more years. 3. Review the patient reported symptoms described upon entry into the study in relation to the oral health care that was actually provided. 4. Discuss baseline indicators of dental services chosen for this study in the absence of performance measures in dentistry

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Organized by: Oral Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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