Patient Centered Outcomes in Periodontal Treatment-An Evidenced Based ApproachCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Ekta Shah,
132, ashutosh society, Karelibaug, Vadodara-390018, India.
Transformation of research into clinical practice is the most challenging step in evidence based dental practice. Designing the most reliable research with applicable endpoint evaluation is very important as it can lead to successful research outcomes that can be accepted in clinical practice. In the periodontal research few accepted endpoints are used frequently as they are believed to be the gold standard in measuring the periodontal disease and the treatment outcomes. However, a wide range of endpoints used are surrogate endpoints and these endpoints have no direct correlation with the patient centered outcomes. Hence, a direct relationship of surrogate endpoints with true endpoints needs to be established. This review highlights the importance of true endpoints and challenges in implementing these in clinical research. Importance of patient’s centered outcomes are also reviewed and duly discussed here. Need for conducting research which includes the true endpoints or the surrogate endpoints with clinical applicability and tangible outcomes, was also suggested in this review.
Periodontal research, Surrogate endpoints, True endpoints, Tangible outcomes
Ekta Bharatbhai Shah, Bhavesh Bhupendrabhai Modi, Monali Amit Shah, Deepak Harishbhai Dave. PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES IN PERIODONTAL TREATMENT-AN EVIDENCED BASED APPROACH. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Mar 28 ]; 11:ZE05-ZE07. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 19, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 19, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 31, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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