DRAMeRS: Diabetes Risk Assessment and Medical Referral or Signposting
The DRAMeRS project is a two-armed randomised controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of direct referral versus signposting at facilitating contact between patients assessed as being at high or moderate risk of type 2 diabetes with a healthcare professional. Patients attending for routine dental appointments will be risk assessed for type 2 diabetes using an online screening tool available on the Diabetes UK website. Practitioner and patient beliefs about general health checks being conducted in a dental setting will also be explored.
This study is being undertaken in partnership between NHS Education for Scotland, the University of Dundee and the University of Aberdeen.
This project has not yet started. Preparations are underway for ethical review and relevant approvals.
Dr Laura Beaton, Specialist Research Lead, Clinical Effectiveness, NHS Education for Scotland
William Cameron, Assistant Postgraduate Dental Dean, Vocational Training, NHS Education for Scotland
Dr Laura Beaton
Specialist Research Lead, Clinical Effectiveness, NHS Education for Scotland