Mobile Application-Based Support for Periodontal Treatment Improves Clinical, Cognitive, and Psychomotor Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study

Valdy Hartono, Yoga Setiadharma, Aurelle Khadeeja Rizany, Benso Sulijaya, Robert Lessang, Natalina Haerani, Ette S. Tadjoedin, Sri Lelyati C. Masulili, Fatimah Maria Tadjoedin, Yuniarti Soeroso, Marie Rossini Carmela T. Lachica

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Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the clinical, cognitive, and psychomotor changes that emerged among patients with gingivitis and patients with periodontitis via mobile application assistance. Forty subjects were randomly and evenly distributed into test and control groups and were administered a professional mechanical plaque removal (PMPR) procedure. The clinical parameters examined were bleeding on probing (BoP), probing pocket depth (PPD), and the oral hygiene index (OHI-S). The test group was administered a mobile application intervention, namely PerioUICare, which provided users with continuous education and motivation and served as a daily dental hygiene reminder. The comparative results of the mean values of all parameters between the groups (inter-group) and within the groups (intra-group) after one- and three-month evaluations were analyzed. A one-month inter-group evaluation uncovered significant differences in the BoP, PPD, cognitive, and psychomotor scores of subjects with gingivitis and the BoP, OHI-S, cognitive, and psychomotor scores of subjects with periodontitis. A three-month inter-group evaluation revealed significant differences across all parameters except for PPD in subjects with periodontitis. The results of the intra-group comparison demonstrated statistically significant differences in all parameters in the test group but no significant differences in the cognitive and psychomotor scores of the control group. This study revealed that mobile application-based support for periodontal treatment can be considered effective.

Original languageEnglish
Article number63
JournalDentistry Journal
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024

Keywords

  • dentistry
  • mobile applications
  • periodontal index
  • periodontitis
  • periodontology

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