Core outcome measures and selective outcome reporting in randomised controlled trials for the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.

To develop a set of core outcome measures for use in studies of periodontal disease. To evaluate the degree to which selective outcome reporting in exists in such trials.


Thomas J. Lamont, Jan E. Clarkson, David N. J. Ricketts, Peter A. Heasman, Craig R. Ramsay & Katie Gillies.

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Completed – pending publication
Date: September 2012 - August 2018
Funding source(s): University of Dundee

Health Area

Disease Category: Dentistry & oral health

Disease Name: Periodontal disease

Target Population

Age Range: 18 - 120

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Any

Stakeholders Involved

- Clinical experts
- Consumers (patients)

Study Type

- COS for clinical trials or clinical research


- Delphi process
- Consensus meeting

Identification of existing results;
Delphi - Filling in gaps in knowledge and prioritising outcomes;
Consensus meeting.