Cost-effectiveness of an individually tailored oral health educational programme based on cognitive behavioural strategies in non-surgical periodontal treatment
2012 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Periodontology, ISSN 0303-6979, E-ISSN 1600-051X, Vol. 39, no 7, 659-665 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aim: The aim of this cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), performed from a societal perspective, was to compare costs and consequences of an individually tailored oral health educational programme (ITOHEP) based on cognitive behavioural strategies integrated in non-surgical periodontal treatment compared with a standard treatment programme (ST).
Material and Methods: A randomized (n = 113), evaluator-blinded, controlled trial, with two different active treatments, was analysed with respect to their costs and consequences 12 months after non-surgical treatment. Costs referred to both treatment costs and costs contributed by the patient. Consequences (outcome) were expressed as the proportion of individuals classified as having reached the pre-set criteria for treatment success after non-surgical treatment (successful-NSPT).
Results: More individuals in the ITOHEP group reached the pre-set criteria for treatment success than individuals in the ST group did. The CEA revealed an incremental cost-effectiveness of SEK1724 [191.09; pound SEK9.02 = 1 pound (January 2007)] per successful-NSPT case, of which treatment costs represented SEK1189 (131.82) pound, using the unit cost for a dental hygienist.
Conclusion: The incremental costs per successful-NSPT case can be considered as low and strengthens the suggestion that an ITOHEP integrated into non-surgical periodontal treatment is preferable to a standardized education programme.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 39, no 7, 659-665 p.
cognitive behaviour strategies, cost-effectiveness analysis, costs and cost analysis, non-surgical periodontal treatment, oral hygiene behaviour, periodontitis
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-178547DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2012.01898.xISI: 000305130000008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-178547DiVA: diva2:542377