Title of Study: Decision Making in Adult Orthodontics
Department: Eastman Dental Institute: Orthodontics
Name and Contact Details of the Researcher: Dr Wall (email@example.com)
Name and Contact Details of the Principal Researcher: Prof Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Name and Contact Details of the UCL Data Protection Officer: Mr Alex Potts, Data Protection Officer, (email@example.com)
This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee: Project ID number: 21327/001
BACKGROUND TO RESEARCH
Orthodontic treatment with braces is used to improve the appearance and alignment of teeth and to correct problems with the way the teeth bite together.
This orthodontic research study aims to investigate the motivation and decision-making processes for adult orthodontic patients.
The aims of the project are to investigate:
- Why adult patients pursue orthodontic treatment
- What sources they use to find information about treatment
- What factors influence their decision to proceed with treatment
This is important for patients and orthodontists as there is evidence that patients who are better informed are more satisfied and have better outcomes.
Further details of the survey can be found here in the information leaflet: Participant Information Sheet.pdf