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Primary care clinicians sought for study exploring connection between oral health and diabetes

The Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation is seeking primary care clinicians statewide to participate in a study testing interdisciplinary educational modules on oral health and disease. Between now and Sept. 30, volunteers in the areas of family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine and urgent care will be asked to complete:

1) a brief pre-test to assess current knowledge on diabetes and oral health.

2) one of two educational modules that will take approximately 60 minutes.

3) a brief post-test to determine knowledge about oral health after completing the educational module.

Participants will submit the pre- and post-test through an encrypted process for analysis by the research team in the Institute for Oral and Systemic Research at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. No personal information or identifiers will be retained, and testing data will be destroyed after analysis is completed. Aggregate data showing outcomes of this educational training may be presented at scientific meetings or in scientific publications.

After the training, participants will be able to leverage knowledge gained in their own clinical settings when managing patients with, or at risk for, diabetes. There is no financial compensation for participation, but those who complete the study with a post-test score of 75 percent or greater may apply for 1.0 CME/0.1 CEU credit for completing the study.

More information about the study, including an invitation to participate, is in a mailing that was sent this week to primary care clinicians statewide by the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. E-mail Dixie Schroeder or call her at 800.782.8581, extension 1-7266 to participate. Click here to learn more.

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