Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation

PR54 - Assessment of the Influence of Demographic Factors on Patient Compliance With Postoperative Analgesic Directions and Their Effectiveness Following Non-Surgical Endodontic Treatment

Thursday, April 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Hall

Objectives: We will assess the influence of demographic factors (age, sex, ethnicity, and level of education) on patients' compliance with post-operative analgesic directions. The relationship between demographic factors and levels of preoperative and post-operative pain will also be evaluated. Materials and Methods: Eligible patients presenting to New York University College of Dentistry postgraduate endodontic clinic were asked to fill out a questionnaire recording demographic data including the patient’s age, sex, ethnicity and level of education. Preoperative pain was documented using a modified Wong Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale (WBFPRS). Following treatment, patients were given written instructions for postoperative analgesics. Patients were contacted by phone 24-48 hours later to determine their level of postoperative pain, compliance with postoperative analgesics, and reasons for non-compliance with analgesic directions. Results: In this on-going study, data has been collected from 22 patients including 11 males and 11 females with an average age of 41. Based on preliminary data only 8/22 patients (36.3%) reported compliance with postoperative directions. Patients 25-35 years old reported the highest levels of compliance (7/13, 53.8%). Overall low levels of postoperative pain have been recorded using the WBFPRS with an average postoperative pain level of less than 1 out of 10. At this point we have found no significant difference in compliance associated with gender or ethnicity. Conclusions: Our preliminary results indicate that demographic factors play a role in patient compliance. Further statistical analysis using one-way ANOVA and Tukey HSD Test will be completed after enrollment of additional subjects.

Kimberly Long

Postgraduate Endodontic Resident
New York University College of Dentistry

Kimberly Long is a second year post-graduate student in the Department of Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. She graduated from NYU College of Dentistry with her D.D.S. degree in 2014 and completed a General Practice Residency at New York Methodist Hospital.

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Nassim Kohly

Postgraduate Endodontic Resident
New York University College of Dentistry

Nassim Kohly, DDS
Nassim Kohl graduated with her DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2016. She is currently a second year post graduate student at NYU College of Dentistry Department of Endodontics.
She has presented at AAE 2016 and has been a co-author in previous research presentations. Her current research project focuses on patient compliance with post-operative analgesic directions after non-surgical endodontic therapy. The patient’s post-operative experience plays and important role in patient satisfaction. The effect of demographic factors such as sex, age, ethnicity and level of education, on patient’s compliance has not received deserved attention in literature. Therefore, the results of current study can help solve some parts of the puzzle of why some patients do not follow the post-operative directions.

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Chung Yoon Choi

Postgraduate Endodontic Resident
New York University College of Dentistry

Graduated DDS Program at NYU in 2015. General Practice Residency completed in 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Currently in Post Graduate Endodontic Program at NYU. Expected date of graduation June 2018.

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Randy Simon

Dental Student
New York University College of Dentistry

Randy Simon is a third year dental student at New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2014 at UMDNJ, Rutgers University.

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Belen Vimo

Dental student
New York University College of Dentistry

Belen Vimo is a third year dental student at NYU College of Dentistry. Her current research project focuses on patient compliance with post-operative analgesic directions after non-surgical endodontic therapy. The patient’s post-operative experience plays and important role in patient satisfaction. The effect of demographic factors such as sex, age, ethnicity and level of education, on patient’s compliance has not received deserved attention in literature. Therefore, the results of current study can help solve some parts of the puzzle of why some patients do not follow the post-operative directions.

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Sharon Casey

Project coordinator
New York University College of Dentistry

Sharon Casey is completing her Master’s in Clinical Research at NYU College of Dentistry and is the project coordinator. She is currently the project manager of multiple research projects at NYU College of Dentistry.

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Paul A. Rosenberg

Professor at NYU College of Dentistry Department of Endodontics/PI
New York University College of Dentistry

Dr. Rosenberg is a Professor in the Department of Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. From 1990-2012 he was Chair of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program. He served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs from 2000-2006.
In 2001 he won the University’s highest award for teaching the Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2007 NYUCD opened the Paul and Maxine Rosenberg Postgraduate Educational Wing, an area dedicated for the use of postgraduate students. He served as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics from 2002-2008.
He has published extensively on the diagnosis and treatment of pain in juried journals and textbooks. In 2014 his textbook titled, Endodontic Pain: Diagnosis, Causes, Prevention, Treatment was published by Springer Publishing.
In 2017 Dr. Rosenberg received the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists at their annual meeting. The award acknowledges a member of the American Association of Endodontists whose contributions to Endodontics in the field of education have demonstrated excellence through selfless commitment to full-time educational pursuits, and whose valuable contributions have instilled in his/her students the desire to pursue excellence in their careers.

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